Friday, November 6, 2015

Preservation Efforts at the Cannonball House

Column Restoration: Preserving Our Past

Thanks to a general grant from The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) (of Sukey Hart Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Warner Robins, Georgia) and the Watson Brown Junior Board of Trustees, we were able to complete construction on a deteriorating column. This project is critical in stabilizing one end of the front porch of the 1853 home.

“The Friends of the Cannonball House, Inc. are thrilled with this opportunity to preserve and protect this beautiful historic house museum,” said the executive director, Nicole Thurston, “These necessary funds will help us secure and restore the column for generations to enjoy.”

The Cannonball House Museum has served Macon, Georgia as a key attraction for visitors since 1964. Without the generous support of these organizations,  the deterioration from the column, which supports the hip roof, would put the roof in jeopardy, as the structure of the entire left side of the house depends on that roof for support .

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