The restoration of the Susan B. House, and edifice that is now more than 150 years old, has been an ongoing project since 1998. Today, the restoration is 80% complete. The result, even before completion, is an exceptional transformation of the House to its appearance the last time Susan B. Anthony herself was here.
On the exterior, we have secured the foundation, replaced the roof, repaired the chimneys, re-pointed the brick, and updated mechanical and electrical systems. Inside the House, we have tackled major structural and mechanical elements, including restoring or reconstructing walls, ceilings, floors, and windows, using the talents of local artisans who are skilled in historic restoration. We have also restored the House's aesthetics by installing historic-reproduction wallpaper, replicating the original faux-grain painting on doors, floors, and windows, and replacing late-twentieth-century light fixtures with modern equivalents of the original gas lights.
Our work is not yet complete, but we invite you to come and see all that we have accomplished thus far. We're confident you'll agree that the change is remarkable and that Susan B. Anthony herself would feel right at home again at 17 Madison Street.
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