Built circa 1795, The George Widrick House retains much of its contributing federal design elements. The Durable Restoration Company will be selectively repointing the exterior masonry with historically appropriate, custom matched lime based mortar, rebuilding the exposed portions of the chimneys, repairing the wood elements on the exterior of the building along with selective treatments of the doors and windows, installing new gutters and downspouts, and recoating the metal roof to create a more weather resistant exterior envelope.
All aspects of this restoration will be guided by the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and NPS Preservation Briefs.
This restoration work will give the farmhouse many more years of life and allow for further restoration of the interior surfaces. By using appropriate restoration methods, we will ensure that not only does the deterioration slow but that our methods and materials do not harm the historic fabric of the building. The Durable Restoration Company looks forward to being a part of the ongoing preservation of this important Frederick County Cultural resource.