The City of Byrnes Mill along with the Northwest Historic Preservation Society would like to thank a few individuals who took it upon themselves to make improvements to the Hagemeister House.
The cabin, located in Byrnes Mill City Park, was experiencing leaks caused by nails in the structure of the roof. Over the summer (2017), Eric Huff and Steve Crider voluntarily replaced the nails with over 500 screws and washers after shoring the attic so that the work could be done.
“They donated all of their time so we only had to pay for the materials,” said Rhea Militsch, president of the Northwest Historic and Preservation Society.
Historic Society members, Victor McCrackin and Terry Harper helped prepare the area for work with trimming the brush and assisting with shoring the attic.
“They also sealed the outside of the cabin along with the porch,” Militsch added.
More work is planned for the future.