Fixing up the Fiske House

After purchasing the Dr. Isaac Fiske House in September 2018, the Preservation Society’s Board of Directors soon got to work fixing up its first historic property.

Volunteers first focused their efforts on the first floor apartment at the rear of the house, which was vacant at the time of the sale. This unit is actually an addition that was added on to the back of the original house at an unknown date.

In their spare time over the course of weeks, volunteers cleaned and repainted the entire apartment — walls, ceilings, cabinets, doors, and more. Among many other repairs and improvements, the bathroom sink’s faucet was replaced and contractors came in to sand and coat the original hardwood floors.

Unfortunately, one of the original windows in this unit is damaged beyond repair and will need to be replaced in the future.

Some interesting historic features of the unit include: a servants phone, a wooden ironing board built into the wall, and the original hardwood floors, of course!

After all the finishing touches are completed, a new tenant will move in to be a part of the next chapter for this historic house.


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