A PAGE TO THANK THOSE WHO HELPED AND GUIDED US DURING THE PROCESSES OF





    APPLYING TO BE ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

    RESTORING THE LOG HOUSE AND CONSTRUCTING AN ADDITION TO IT

Unfortunately, we do not know the names of every individual who worked on the restoration, such as those persons who dug out the channels for the duct work under the log house; removed the siding, wall paper, and other deteriorating material inside and outside of the log house; assisted the talented carpenters and painters in carrying out their trade; etc.  To everyone, thank you.  Sincerely, Dick Dodge and Dan Goggin


THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

We would never have accomplished our goal to have this wonderful 1790 log house and its surrounding property listed on the National Register of Historic Places without the help of the following.

Katherine Jourdan, Survey and National Register Coordinator, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Charleston, West Virginia.

    On October 19, 1999, Ms. Jourdan visited the log house.  She thought that the house had the potential to be listed on the National Register.  During the next year she helped us prepare the extensive and demanding National Register Historic Places Registration Form of the Department of the Interior, US Government.  She compiled the section describing the architectural features of the log house, while we compiled the other sections.  After the form was drafted, she reviewed it.  Upon her suggestions and thoughtful guidance, changes were made.  The form eventially was accepted and the house and property were officially listed March 7, 2001.

Don Wood, President, Berkeley County Historical Society, Martinsburg, West Virginia, also visited the property October 19th and subsequent to that he guided us through the many resources available at the society while we compiled the history of the property and its early owners.  He also read our draft of the National Register form and provided much appreciated advice.


RESTORATION OF THE LOG HOUSE AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADDITION

Design Consultants:

  Woodbury&Thomas a truly exceptional team to work with.  My first experience where the client's interests were respected and the results reflected what we wanted (not what they wanted).  I cannot praise this team highly enough for dedication to a project to ensure it resulted in an outstanding product.  The team respected and worked extremely well with the experts, including engineers and the general contractor.

General Contractor:

    Michael F. Taylor, Custom Structures, 113 E. German Street, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 304-876-2900

    Custom Construction Staff

        Larry Barkdoll, who worked during most of the project as an assistant to Mr. Taylor

        Ken Mosher, Project Leader - the on site supervisor who oversaw and coordinated the tasks to carry out the plans and specifications for the restoration of the log house and for constructing the addition.  Mr. Mosher's expertise and his keen interest in the project ensured that the workmanship of every participant was held to the highest standards and the goals and objectives of the owners were achieved.  Mr. Mosher was supported in his efforts by his boss, Mr. Taylor, who also had a special interest in this project.

Sub Contractors:

Excavation:

        Douglas E. Copenhaver, Jr., President, Custom Contracting, Inc., Hedgesville, West Virginia (304) 754-7201.   Doug's firm also constructs custom homes.  He provided invaluable assistance and guidance in reconstructing the road into the property ensuring the water runs off properly.  He also did all of the excavation for the addition, including digging out the basement, installing the septic system, and regrading the land around the house after the restoration work was completed.  He performed his work always when scheduled and it always met or exceeded expectations, and it was within budget.

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