Restoration of the Second Floor is Complete!

 

Work is now completed in the restoration of the second floor of Edwards Place!  Funded by a challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation as well as the generosity of many private donors, the restoration includes updated electrical wiring, plaster repair, the restoration of certain key furnishings, and installation of period-appropriate carpet, wallpaper, and window treatments. 

Thank you to our talented contractors!

Project Manager:  CJP Architects, Incorporated


Plaster, Paint, and Wallpaper installation: Fritsch Custom Finishes


Trim Painting and Woodwork Restoration: Gonet Designs Corp.

Electrical work: Mansfield Electric Co. 


Historic Textiles and Ingrain Carpet: Thistle Hill Weavers


Ingrain Carpet: Family Heirloom Weavers


Wilton Carpet: The English Wilton Company

Carpet Installation: Gfroerer Rug

Drapery Creation and Installation: Exciting Windows! Susan Day


Wallpaper Reproduction: David Skinner Wallpapers

Historical Consulting: Belfry Historic Consultants

Antiques Consulting: Wipiak Consulting & Appraisals

An upstairs hallway with unfinished floors and a wooden banister.

Photos of Downstairs Restoration

In celebration of the Springfield Art Association's centennial anniversary in 2013, the first floor of Edwards Place was restored to the glory of its mid-19th century, Lincoln-era appearance.  Work began during the summer of 2014 and finished in February 2015. 

Hallway "after"
Hallway "after"

Hallway with stairs to the left and halltree to the right.

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Hallway "before"
Hallway "before"

Hallway with old carpet on the left.

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Stairs
Stairs

Side view of stair construction.

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Hallway "after"
Hallway "after"

Hallway with stairs to the left and halltree to the right.

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Front Hallway

Dining room
Dining room

Rectangular table with 6 chairs and tablecloth. Pocket doors shut on the left. Portrait in back next to a window and above a fireplace.

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Dining room
Dining room

Image of dining room before restoration with bare table and a couple of chairs. Two doors are at back, one paned with glass.

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Dining room and man
Dining room and man

Man graining a door on sawhorses in dining room.

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Dining room
Dining room

Rectangular table with 6 chairs and tablecloth. Pocket doors shut on the left. Portrait in back next to a window and above a fireplace.

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Dining Room

Parlor
Parlor

Formal parlor after restoration

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Parlor
Parlor

Before restoration

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Two parlors
Two parlors

Laying down carpet

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Parlor
Parlor

Formal parlor after restoration

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Formal Parlors

Sitting room
Sitting room

View of sitting room after restoration.

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Sitting room
Sitting room

View of sitting room before restoration.

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Wallpaper
Wallpaper

Man putting up wallpaper with scaffold to his left.

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Sitting room
Sitting room

View of sitting room after restoration.

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Sitting Room

Back hall
Back hall

After restoration

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Back hall
Back hall

before restoration

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Back stairs
Back stairs

after restoration.

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Back hall
Back hall

After restoration

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Back Hallway

Library
Library

After restoration

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Library
Library

Before restoration

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Library
Library

Two men working around three windows. One of the men is standing on a scaffold.

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Library
Library

After restoration

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Library

Children's Parlor
Children's Parlor

After restoration

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Children's parlor
Children's parlor

Before restoration

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Children's parlor
Children's parlor

Laying down carpet

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Children's Parlor
Children's Parlor

After restoration

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Children's Parlor