TRAVELERS REST, SC — Workers have been repairing the Spring Park Inn, replacing damaged siding, installing a new roof and painting as the Travelers Rest Historical Society's renovation of the historic home along Main Street continues.
Most recently, the exterior paint was filed down to discover the original layers of paint. Those chips were used to determine and match the 1800s-era colors of the house, according to Preservation South's Kyle Campbell, who is leading the restoration.
It was not possible to create bright white paint then, so the early paint resembled the cream color that is being used now along with the green and burgundy trim that was popular during the Victorian Era, Campbell said.
The house is being restored to reflect this time period, especially highlighting the 1890s to the early 1900s, which was the “heyday” of the inn.
For more information on the acquisition and restoration plans of the Anderson/Gibson home click here.
The Historical Society is accepting donations for the preservation and maintenance of the home and property. Individual and corporation donations can be made here.
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