Our Projects.  

Below are three of the first projects that will take place as soon as funding is secured and work can begin. An estimated cost is provided for each project, highlighting the magnitude and the amount of assistance required through grants, donations, in-kind work, and volunteer work necessary for the restoration to be complete and the Old Sweet revived.

Project 1. Repair/Parging of Arches

The Jefferson Arches below the front veranda have been re-bricked and parged. Parging of the bricks provides weather protection and returns the bricks to their original condition. There will be more opportunities for brick work as we move forward. Watch for the next bid opportunities. 

Photo by Millie Mattox

Project 2. Roof Repairs

One half of the slate roof on the hotel will be repaired - this project has begun - and the other half will be replaced with standing seam. All of the intricate Jefferson style "dental mold" on the eaves will be restored. In addition, the gutters and downspouts will be repaired or replaced.  The slate roofing project is underway.  There will be more opportunities for roof work  in near future.  Watch for new bid opportunities

Estimated cost ~$250,000 - 300,00.00

Photo by Steve Jessee

Project 3. Asbestos Survey

An updated Asbestos Survey as well as a Phase 1 Environmental Study needs to be conducted before major construction work can be initiated. 
Estimated cost ~$3,000 - 5,000

Photo by Millie Mattox

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