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Perkins house seeks help with foundation repairs


February 13, 2020

Nancy Rothwell

Nancy Rothwell, Perkins House coordinator, shows foundation damage sustained over time by the Perkins House.

The Perkins House foundation has deteriorated and needs extensive restoration because of time and settling. Cracks have been appearing in interior and exterior walls, and some windows and doors no longer open. Attempts to obtain grant funding have not been successful, so Perkins House is asking for financial assistance.

An extensive evaluation by a structural engineer calculated a repair estimate of approximately $45,000. Perkins House is currently obtaining contractor bids for the work.

Whitman County Historical Society has loaned $40,000 to Perkins House so work can begin, but it will nee...

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