Nov 5



The white stenciling around the red bricks on the west side of Gettysburg’s David Wills House is now complete, and shutters have made their appearance on the first floor. The painter’s lift has also disappeared. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

The David Wills House, where President Abraham Lincoln stayed the night before giving his Gettysburg Address, has the white stenciling, or “penciling,” of its bricks completed on all sides of the house. Green shutters have also made their appearance on the first floor.

See our post on the stenciling, railing, steps, and shutters on October 31, 2008.

See our post on the stenciling progressing well on the west side on October 28, 2008.

See our post on the completion of the white stenciling on the north side on October 21, 2008.

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 painting and the stenciling/penciling cost $35,000. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.



The shutters on the Wills House are very similar to the shutters on the Joel B. Danner House on the southeast quadrant of the Diamond/Town Square/Lincoln Square/Circle. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.



The contractors are scheduled to be finished with the interior work on January 9, 2008. The official Opening Day is on February 12, 2009. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.



What a contrast between the Wills House on the right and the Wills Building on the left. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.


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