Rotted Wood Class to Be Held at Weyerhaeuser Museum

The sawmill at Gravelville appears to have a severe case of rotted wood in this photo, MCHS collections #0000.000.329.

As houses and other buildings age, rotted wood becomes a problem. What are the best ways to deal with rotted wood, particularly on historic buildings? This class, “Rotted Wood Repair,” will help attendees learn how to deal with rotted wood. Hosted by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, the class will…

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Dewey-Radke House History Resources

An important part of the preservation of an historic site is the documentation that is kept in order to help us remember that site. This is key because we can never be sure what will bring about the destruction of a site, whether by fire, natural disaster or human action.…

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The Aftermath: Demolition of the Dewey-Radke House

The big story in Little Falls this week was the demolition of the Dewey-Radke House on Tuesday, August 30. The historic home, built in 1893 by the Botton brothers, featured locally-made yellow bricks. Its striking design and placement above the road grade was made even more iconic by the surrounding…

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