After a routine inspection, Stitzlein has created a laundry list of necessary projects, including plaster repair and window trim repair. “We are freshening up the gallery spaces,” said Stitzlein.
The house’s exterior brought with it a puzzle. The light posts outside the house have sat unlit for some time. Word on the street was that they are gas lanterns, so Stitzlein is doing some digging to determine how we can again illuminate them.
Additionally, Stitzlein is also looking to make additional repairs on the building’s exterior to prevent moisture intrusion, after having had the metal roof painted to prevent long-term damage. The glass around the front entry door will be replaced and exterior painting near the offices will be completed. Minor updates will also be made to improve the safety of the exterior doors and Stitzlein said that he hopes to have some lighting issues resolved this year.
While Stitzlein said he enjoys working to keep our promise to the community to preserve the Reese-Peters House, it’s not always easy. “It’s a pain in the neck trying to find contractors, especially trying to find contractors who specialize in working on historic buildings and homes,” he said. “I’m just doing my part to preserve the property for another 100 years or more.”