Aug 13



The Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln spent the night before giving his Gettysburg Address is being painted red as part of an ongoing renovation to be a National Park Service museum and visitor center. The red bricks are supposed to have a white stenciled outline. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

The Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln spent the night before giving his Gettysburg Address is being painted red as part of an undergoing renovation to be a National Park Service museum and visitor center. The red bricks are supposed to have a white stenciled outline. The sidewalk in front of the Wills House was supposed by be accessible by August 4, 2008, but that has not yet happened.

See our previous post on the Wills House Sidewalk on July 21, 2008.

See a later post on the Wills House Painting on August 19, 2008.

See our post on the Diamond at Gettysburg early in the morning on March 2, 2008.



The painting work began Monday. This is the first of two coats of paint that will be placed on the building in the next week or so. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.



Students in the Gettysburg School District raised approximately $25,000 of the $35,000 needed to repaint the exterior of the building. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.



The Wills House, which was supposed to open on the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, November 19, 2008, has now had its opening delayed. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.



The National Park Service now plans on opening the Wills House on President Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, 2008. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

This video shows the workers using rollers to paint the west side of the Wills House. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.


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