Oct 21



The white stenciling around the red bricks on the east and north sides of Gettysburg’s David Wills House is now complete. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

The David Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln stayed the night before giving his Gettysburg Address, now has white stenciling completed around the red bricks on its north and east sides. This is part of a $35,000 project to paint the exterior of the building located on Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square, or Diamond, or Circle.

See our post on white stenciling appearing on the north side on October 14, 2008.

See our post on the Wills House needing a new manager on September 12, 2008.

See our post on the first coat of red paint completely covering the north side on September 4, 2008.

See our post on red paint beginning to cover the north side on September 3, 2008.

See our post on only the west side still had red paint on August 19, 2008.

See our post on the west side started to be painted red on August 13, 2008.

See our previous post on the Wills House’s sidewalk construction on July 21, 2008.

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




The three man stenciling crew has been working for three full weeks. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.



It is estimated that it will take another two to three weeks to finish outlining the bricks for the rest of the building. Here one can see that they’ve began to outline the bricks on the west side of the structure. This view was taken from the west facing east at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.



President Lincoln and “Perry Como” still have a prominent location outside the building. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.



The north side of the Wills House now has a new handicapped ramp. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.



The bottom of the ramp has a stone exterior because the Wills House sits at an angle. The left (east) of the house is higher than the right (west) of the house. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.



The east side, which sits higher, has a stone foundation. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.



You’ll notice that the bricks on the right or west side of the house (right of the ramp) sit flush, or directly on top of the sidewalk. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.


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