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Yawkey House Restoration

  • Posted On: 7/2/07
  • Posted By: Kulp's of Stratford

Kulp's of Stratford and Marathon Metals provide copper fabrication and roofing services for the Yawkey House Restoration project.

The beautiful and historic Yawkey House, operated by the Marathon County Historical Society, at 403 McIndoe Street, Wausau, Wisconsin, is being meticulously restored by Hase Building and Design, Inc., also of Wausau. Marathon Metals and Kulp's of Stratford are honored to be able to participate in the worthy work of restoring this architectural gem symbolic of the Wausau area's history. Cyrus and Alice Yawkey had this home built in 1900-1901, and it is now being restored to its appearance circa 1915. Cyrus was a partner in the Yawkey and Lee Lumber Company in northern Wisconsin, before moving to Wausau to lead the Wausau Group, which was composed of wealthy lumbermen who pooled their resources to improve Wausau's economy at the beginning of the last century.

Marathon Metals is providing the fabricated copper trims on the house and the gutters on the carriage house. Kulp's is in the process of re-roofing the carriage house roof to match the main house, and installing the internal copper gutters that had been covered by the current roof for many years. Drive by this project throughout this summer and watch the restoration in progress.