Nov 25

The Klingel House on the Emmitsburg Road, sporting a new coat of paint. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

As part of the ongoing restoration of the Klingel House (purchased by the National Park Service in 2008), most of the exterior work has been completed. We’ll take a walk around the structure to show you how it looked as of yesterday afternoon.

The Klingel House and Barn, as seen from United States Avenue. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

The property lost a horse recently and has acquired a new one. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

The horse was curious about us. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Very curious. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Just in case you were thinking of giving this horse leftovers from your Thanksgiving table. This view was facing east at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

This view was facing northeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

The house is in much better condition than when we visited over the summer. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Though some structures, like the old chimney/fireplace and the hand pump/well (in the center foreground) remain. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Some of the painting/restoration materials still present at the site. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

The paint job was extremely well done and the restoration performed on the logs is a noticeable improvement. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Here’s a closeup. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

More good progress made by the National Park Service on restoring this property. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.


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