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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Perkins House looks to next phase of renovations

Drain fields are needed to keep the basement dry


August 12, 2021

Nancy Rothwell I Submitted

Gathered at the Perkins House Vintage Picnic were (left to right) Alex McGregor, Erica Anderson, Madeline Tate, Jill Gfeller, Molly Keogh, Anna Cocking, Li Ochs, and John Ochs.

COLFAX - The Perkins House aims for Phase Three of renovations to the 1886 structure.

The organization is seeking $30,000 to create two drain fields to pull water away from the foundation of the house. Phase Three work is planned to take place next summer.

Phase Two was completed in April. Mortar was upgraded around the house to secure loose and falling bricks.

Phase One wood supports were replaced inside the basement with concrete work to lift the house and make it more level.

Organizers raised $2,000 for Phase Three at a Vintage Picnic in June. It was a replacement of the annual ice c...

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