Sep 4



Work was completed today on the first coat of red paint on the north side of the Wills House. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:50 PM on Thursday, September 4, 2008.

The first coat of red paint completely covers the north side of the Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln had dinner and spent the night before giving his Gettysburg Address. Part of the east side has not been painted. The white stenciling around the bricks is yet to be a reality. The sidewalk in front of the Wills House is still closed.

See our previous posts on the Wills House’s painting and its sidewalk on July 21, 2008, August 13, 2008, August 19, 2008, and September 3, 2008.

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



President Abraham Lincoln polished up his Gettysburg Address in this building the evening of November 18, 1863. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 4:50 PM on Thursday, September 4, 2008.



The painting of the east side has not been completely finished as shown below the chimney at the top of this image. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 4:50 PM on Thursday, September 4, 2008.


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