Thursday, July 5, 2012

Restoration work taking place at the American Gothic House

The American Gothic House is getting some necessary TLC!  Work will begin on Monday, July 9 to do restoration on the porch, banisters, siding, and wood features of the house.  The work (dependent on weather of course!) is predicted to last through August. 

Though this work will inevitably affect some visitor’s photo opportunities, this work is very important to maintain the historic integrity of the house.  Myself, the contractor, and carpenter, Jason Snyder, (who will be performing the work) have discussed a plan to have the restoration work occur in stages and during our off-peak hours to accommodate visitors as much as possible…but if you’ve been here you know people come at all times, all days, and all seasons!  

I hope visitors will understand the need for this work to occur.  I will keep our website, newsletter, and Facebook updated on the restoration progress to help interested parties plan their visits.  If you have questions or concerns about the restoration work, please feel free to call or e-mail me at the information below.   

Holly Berg
American Gothic House Center



  1. Wish I could be there to help. Good luck!

  2. Also, please note that the work will NOT affect the PITCHFORK PIE STAND. The Pie Stand will be open every weekend (Sat/Sun 12 to 5) throughout construction, with the front entrance accessible to accommodate hungry pie customers. --Beth Howard, Resident of the American Gothic House,