Thursday, October 15, 2015

If they’d left this decision up to me I wouldn’t be doing this, but…

The newly prepared form for the outbuilding foundation now awaits its load of concrete. This pad is located on the north side of the Duncan House. The outbuilding will align north and south, with the doors located on the north end.

You ask, "But why go to the trouble of saving an old shed like that?" Well, I asked the same question, and the answer is, even though this building (probably a very early car garage) was not associated

with the original 1858 Duncan House, it is now considered a “non-contributing resource.” To demolish this humble shed might endanger the status of Duncan House property as part of a National Historic Landmark. The designation as a National Historic Landmark is the highest level of significance that can be awarded a historic property. For example, it's the same status as Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. “NHL” is a more prestigious designation than a regular listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

We are fortunate to have 16 sites in and around Corinth with the NHL designation, made possible by the hard work 25 years ago of some good local folks, people interested in preserving and promoting our rich Civil War heritage.

After the pad is poured, and the concrete cures, we will then be ready for Brian Reese to come back and finish the moving process.

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