Feb 3

The Daniel Klingel House along the Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg National Military Park. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Previous coverage on the restoration work performed on the Klingel House:

Klingel House Restoration Update on November 25, 2010.
Klingel House Addition Removed on June 3, 2010.
Klingel House Siding Removed From Log Structure on November 24, 2009.
Gettysburg’s Klingel House Log Walls on February 25, 2009.

When we originally visited the Klingel House back in 2009 (see previous posts section above), there was board-and-batten siding on the structure and an 1874 addition still present on the rear of the house. If you’d like to see what the house looked like then from Google’s Street View, you can do so by clicking here. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

For our last visit in November of 2010, there was still work to be completed on the project, so we thought it would be nice to show you the completed work done by the National Park Service. The monument to the 11th New Jersey is in the right of frame. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 helped to fund a few projects in the park, one of which provided $344,880 for rehabilitation of the Klingel House and reverting the structure to its 1863 appearance. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

You will notice that the board-and-batten siding is gone and the original logs have been exposed and painted white. This view was facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Two of the other projects that received funding from the Recovery Act were the McMillan Woods water line, and the National Cemetery Comfort Station. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

When we were here last time, the backyard was still a bit of a mess, but today it looks great. This hand pump is located here … This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

… and this “exterior bake oven” is complete. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

The Klingel House was occupied by tenant farmers until 2008, when the last tenant died.This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

In 2009 and 2010 archaeological investigations were contracted and completed and unearthed a number of artifacts. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Many of the artifacts predated the 1874 addition and included “coarse red earthenware (storage type vessels), large bowls and numerous fragments of teacups, saucers and plates.” This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

The oven located in the rear of the structure was likely part of a summer kitchen. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

The Spangler Farm is visible in the right-center of this photo. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

The National Park Service will use the house as a single-family residence and plans on moving a tenant into the structure sometime this year. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.


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