Jun 3



The Klingel House, located on the Emmitsburg Road not only has its logs exposed as it did at the time of the battle, the addition in the back (east) of the house has been removed. On the right, wrapped in a tarp is an old chimney, probably to the kitchen which was once separated from the log structure. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

The National Park Service acquired the Klingel House, on the Emmitsburg Road, in the Spring of 2008. Since that time, some historic outbuildings have been demolished. Orchards have been replanted (sometimes in the correct location). The board and batten siding that previously had covered over log walls has been removed, and now the east and north additions have been removed.



We’ll take a walk around the Klingel House beginning with the front (west side). This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



In case you were wondering who was paying for this restoration, the National Park Service has displayed this sign. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



Most of these stones are waiting to be placed around the foundation. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



The bottom floor on the left side has recently been exposed by the removal of an addition on this (north) side of the house. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



Some sections will require more work than others in the restoration. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



The removal of the additions on the left (east) and right (north) sides of the house have revealed some other objects… This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



…such as the hand pump, and again the kitchen fireplace wrapped in the tarp. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



The back of the house shows a lot of work that needs to be completed at the top… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



… and at the bottom. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



A significant amount of dirt is being removed, not only from the rear of the house… This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



… but from the foundation area on the south side. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



This view was facing northeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.



And back to the front. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:15 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

See the following related posts:

Did the National Park Service Cut Down a Witness Tree? on October 19, 2008.
Gettysburg’s Klingel House Log Walls on February 25, 2009.
Klingel House Siding Removed from Log Structure on November 24, 2010.


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