Apr 21

“Family members” (George Spangler family or tenants?) in front of the George Spangler Farm buildings circa 1890. Items shown include from left to right the house, smokehouse, outhouse, summer kitchen, an assortment of other whitewashed buildings, the barn, a hay rick, and two stacks of “chop fodder.” This view was taken facing northwest circa 1890.

We last visited the George Spangler Farm with special permission in May of 2011. In January of 2012, non-1863 buildings visible in this and the previous 1890 photograph were removed as part of ongoing restoration work by the Gettysburg Foundation (who controls the property). Today we’ll show you a few of these post-January pictures. To see prior pictures of the George Spangler Farm, please click here to view parts 1 through 5 of Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Lechak’s Gettysburg Hospitals series. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Friday, May 13, 2011.

The four historic buildings identified for preservation are “the house, the barn, the summer kitchen, and the smokehouse.” This view is courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation and was taken circa January 2012.

Note the addition to the barn when we visited last year. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:00 PM on Friday, May 13, 2011.

That addition, as well as the “silo, sheds, garage, and chicken coop” have all been removed from the property. This view is courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation and was taken circa January 2012.

The Foundation is still in the process of fundraising for continued rehabilitation and restoration of the property, which also involves completing “architectural and engineering drawings for the farmhouse, barn, and smokehouse.” This view is courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation and was taken circa January 2012.

This view is courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation and was taken circa January 2012.

This view is courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation and was taken circa January 2012.

The Gettysburg Foundation hopes to open the property for limited visitation next summer. This view is courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation and was taken circa January 2012.


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