Feb 22



The foundation of the Patterson House has been enclosed to provide a warmer environment to perform work on the masonry. The Pennsylvania State Memorial is in the left background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Last month when we visited the site of the William Patterson House, all the wood was removed from the house, and only the foundation remained. Now the foundation has been enclosed so that mortar work may be completed in a warmer environment.



The William Patterson House is located on the east side of the Taneytown Road. The National Park Service Maintenance area is in the left background. The padlocked door on this south side is the only entrance into the enclosed area. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.



Scaffolding has raised the interior of the enclosed area for easier movement. The Taneytown Road is in the foreground. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.



The white sand bags anchoring the bottom of the fabric help to keep it from blowing away. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.



The timetable to reconstruct the house is sometime late in the summer of 2009. This view was taken from the facing southeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.



In the foreground are still some rocks taken out of the foundation and carefully cataloged in preparation of being placed back in the structure… This view was taken facing south at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.



…but the logs that were laying around the house when we visited last month have now been removed. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.



The Patterson House, built in 1796 is the oldest structure at Gettysburg National Military Park. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Related Posts:

Taneytown Road Battlefield Rehabilitation on July 18, 2008.
William Patterson House Stabilization on August 11, 2008.
Cemetery Ridge Rehabilitation Shows Subtleties of Terrain on September 2, 2008.
Tree Cutting on East Side of Cemetery Ridge Covers a Large Area on October 15, 2008.
William Patterson Tree Cutting Update on October 17, 2008.
William Patterson Field Earthworks on October 29, 2008.
Confederate Earthworks on Seminary Ridge on October 30, 2008.
William Patterson Farm Tree Cutting Update on November 9, 2008.
William Patterson Field Earthworks 1890s Photo on November 20, 2008.
William Patterson Farm Update and Patterson Field Panorama #4 on December 12, 2008.
Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy:  Colonel Edward Ephraim Cross Part 2 on January 5, 2009.
William Patterson House Deconstruction on January 18, 2009.
William Patterson House Stabilization: Reconstruction Methods Impressive on January 28, 2009.


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