Our masons replaced the old mismatched and deteriorating mortar on the Hiwan Homestead Museum, a rustic-style log structure in Evergreen. They used a lime-based mortar to repoint all of the exterior stone walls and chimneys at the 25-room mountain retreat. Construction of Hiwan Homestead began in the 1890s, when a widow and her daughter bought a hay barn and set out to refurbish it. They hired a Scottish carpenter named John Spence to lay the groundwork for an expansion that would span decades. The lodge listed on the National Register of Historic Places now serves as a local history museum run by the Jefferson County Historical Society.

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