The house was very heavy because the walls are lined with brick. The foundation was crumbling, so moving the house onto a new foundation was deemed to be the only way to preserve it. As you will learn at the meeting, this preservation was not cheap. Eric Farrell went far beyond what APHS could have expected of him.
The annual Meeting will feature a tour of the house, including the basement which in itself is a work of art. House tour will be followed by a brief business meeting: Abby MacIntosh will be resigning as Treasurer, and Evelyn Prim has volunteered to take over for her. Tim and Sue are willing to serve as President and Vice President, and Lea will continue to serve as Secretary.
Bob reviews the intricacies of moving the farmhouse. The biggest engineering challenge was the weight of the building, walls lined with brick.
Members thanked Abby MacIntosh for serving as our Treasurer. She turned the books over to Evelyn Prim who has volunteered to pick up the responsibility. We have enough funds to do a second printing of our history, and now have Bob's report to add to it!