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This is what we've been doing the past two years. Historic preservation is a lot of work, and a lot of attention to details!

JUNE 2015

Blayne Foley and his crew rebuilt the brick parapet wall and chimney at the Hotel. The last picture is the finished "topped" brick. Foley carefully rebuilt each chimney that were originally used for the coal stoves that heated each hotel room.

Blayne Foley and crew repairing brick parapet

repaired brick parapet

finished brick parapet with topper


Hotel Lincoln gets a new roof and structural roof repair!


Removed flooring in storefront, banded wood, organized and stored wood. Community members help take flooring out of storefront. Pictured left to right, Stephen Hardy, Jack Eiselstein, Mayor Dillon Haas, and Jerry Allen.

flooring crew

demolished floor


Brought historic awning indoors for rehabbing.


Sub-flooring in storefront is removed with help from the community members.


Moved flooring to basement and stored joists in upstairs.

MARCH 2016

Last of flooring, water pipe and misc. wood removed.

APRIL 2016

Recycled misc. pipe.
Fascia board installed on west side of hotel roof.
Eight Queen Anne windows are removed from frame and rehab begins on them.

JULY 11, 2016

Commercial gutters and downspouts installed on the west side of the building.

tall ladders up to the roof

JULY 17, 2016

Storefront is excavated and leveled.

JULY 2016

Many donations come in for the windows!

AUGUST 14, 2016

The 8 Queen Anne windows are restored and re-installed on
the east side of the building.

Queen Anne windows restored

Queen Anne windows closeup

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

Rock re-pointing workshop is held, Blayne Foley is the
instructor, 15 community volunteers re-point 350 sq. ft. of
rock wall in a few hours time! A great day.

rock re-pointing workshop 1

rock re-pointing workshop 2

SEPTEMBER 2015 Window Campaign

Hotel Lincoln entered a fiscal sponsorship with the Institute for Washington’s Future for window replacement. The goal is to raise enough money to replace all of the deteriorated operational windows in the building, along with the storefront
display windows and the upper bank of windows above the storefront.

By the Fall of 2016, IWF had received enough contributions from generous donors towards windows, that 16 windows can be replaced. These donations will purchase some key windows on the east side of the building. A sincere “thank you” for your assistance and contributions! There are
still 51 windows that need to be replaced. We will
continue to work with IWF on the window project as
well as working on the restoration of Hotel Lincoln.


Stonework completed in the west entry of the storefront by
Blayne Foley and Jerry Allen.


Removed old windows in storefront so that footings can
be poured and the storefront framing can be reconstructed
for new windows.


Flooring removed in the mezzanine, nails removed, wood
banded, creating opening to the storefront entrance below.

MARCH 2017

Started rehab of 5 Queen Anne windows from the south
side of the building.

What’s Next?

Structural steel to be completed in the north end of
the building and it’s storefront. Structural corrections with
steel along with concrete and masonry work to be done with
current supplies on hand. First order of donated windows will
be purchased.

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Click the following link to read a PDF summary: hotel-lincoln-update3_31_2017