See what your help funding these beautiful, energy-efficient windows has accomplished!
We have completed the restoration of 13 Queen Anne windows plus #14, one very large 5’x3’ Queen Anne window!
We are focusing on the installation of the 13 double-hung windows that boast a Queen Anne window over each of them. These windows are on order and should be here in mid-February. Installation will follow after they arrive.
As we complete the structural work in the storefront and get the framing done, windows will be ordered and installed in the new face of the commercial space. Our next goal for window replacement will be the north side, lower and mezzanine levels.
The initial idea for Hotel Lincoln was to complete the restoration of the entire building and open it for business. This idea had to be reinvented due to the past economy. Nobody wants to hear the problem, just the solution. On the drawing board is a plan to phase this project beginning with the main level first.
We have been fortunate to have The Institute for Washington’s Future assisting us, and the many donors who have sponsored the window replacement project. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for those generous people who support our project not only with funding, but with kind words, or assistance volunteering with physical work.
WE APPRECIATE YOU!!! You make a difference.
We welcome hearing from you so please contact us if you have any questions.
A Look at 2017
Last year went fast! Our fiscal sponsor, The Institute for Washington’s Future, received donations from some very generous people who care about historic preservation, small town economic development, and restoration. By the end of 2017, Hotel Lincoln had enough sponsorship for windows to purchase 24 windows! We could not be more thankful for the generosity of the donors! Thank you to all who contributed.
New Biz on the Block
Heather & Justin Slack beautifully restored the historic Post Office and opened a coffee shop, The Post & Office. Plaskon has opened The Wild Hair Salon at the historic Studebaker Garage.
The Harrington Chamber of Commerce has been busy! They led many activities over the past year that have contributed to the cohesive unification of citizens and civic groups in town. They are continuing this work and moving full speed ahead! Thank you Harrington Chamber of Commerce!
Speaking of The Harrington Chamber of Commerce, one of their goals this year is to begin developing the empty lot in the center of town. A group was formed to work on this task. This includes seeking funds and designs for the empty lot. The end purpose is for community and visitor use.
We look forward to what this group brings to life and how it will benefit the business district in the future.
We will continue to send out updates periodically on the progress of the Hotel Lincoln project and other relevant news.
WINDOW UPDATE: Our first phase of fundraising for the Hotel Lincoln Window Replacement Project is happily and thankfully complete. Twenty-four out of the seventy-one windows are funded total.
A large donation by a very generous donor was received last week and the four windows on the south street level of the building are now sponsored!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Our first window order was placed this week and we are more than just a little excited about it. We will continue our fundraising efforts, and wish to thank everyone who donated to this amazing historic building project.
The next group of windows to replace are located on the south side of the building. These windows are a priority as they are so fragile and weather-worn, they are boarded up.
If you sponsor an entire window you will receive a brass plate with a personal dedication associated as a thank you. You may also donate any amount (no donation is too small). All donations are tax deductible.
How to donate:
Mail checks to:
Institute for Washington's Future
PO Box 143
Harrington, WA 99134
Online you can go to www.theelectrichotel.com
We would like to thank all of the donors who have generously given and continue to support this building that is on the local, state, and National Register of Historic Places.
Come and see what is going on in Harrington during Fall Festival! There are many historic building restoration projects in progress. We welcome you to tour and discover the town of Harrington, Eastern Washington's best kept secret!
The former Harrington Post Office has been renovated from top to bottom over the last couple of months. The front windows have been restored to their original size and the interior has been updated to house a coffee shop and gathering place. It will offer coffee, food, high speed internet, and a much-needed gathering space for our community.
The building next to The Post & Office, which was once Turner Insurance, has received a facelift with new matching windows and door.
The Harrington Haus is a famous landmark in
Harrington and once was the best place in
town for steaks and hamburgers. It is currently
under restoration for commercial use. Stop by
and see what is going on!
The Harrington Opera House and Bank Block Building was constructed in 1904. On January 11, 1992, the Harrington Opera House Society was founded to preserve the building which had fallen into a state of serious disrepair. The Harrington Opera House encompasses the entire south portion of the Bank Block with major rehabilitation accomplished in what is now the Auditorium, Lobby, and Art Room.
Tours will be available from 9 am-noon during Fall Festival, Sept. 23rd. The HOHS Rummage & Vintage Jewelry Fundraiser will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at the Willis street entrances.
Pictured just before opening day 1902, the Hotel Lincoln was ready for business. It is planned to open as a hotel once again when fully funded and is currently being restored. Hotel Lincoln is on the Local, State & National Register of Historic Places. A fundraiser for window replacement is being held and tax deductible donations accepted. Contact Karen Allen for information (509)481-3262. Located on the corner of Sherlock and 3rd Street.
Tour hours Saturday, Sept 23, 9 am- 3pm.
The Harrington Ford Garage was built in 1916. Allen Jay Barth purchased the garage in 2010 with the hopes of making a Studebaker Museum. He had a vision. He knew he could create something that would put Harrington on the map and bring people to town. He succeeded in that goal and in the process made lots of friends. Allen passed away unexpectedly in June. His family is moving forward with his plans for the Studebaker Garage. The garage will be open during fall festival from 9 am -3 pm.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Last of flooring, water pipe and misc. wood removed.
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.
Commercial gutters and downspouts installed on the west side of the building.
Storefront is excavated and leveled.
Many donations come in for the windows!
The 8 Queen Anne windows are restored and re-installed on
the east side of the building.
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.
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.
Started rehab of 5 Queen Anne windows from the south
side of the building.
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
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Click the following link to read a PDF summary: hotel-lincoln-update3_31_2017
Our window replacement fundraiser is doing well, thanks to generous supportive people! The windows marked in colors are spoken for. It's not too late, as there are several windows remaining! Please see Hotel Lincoln Window Replacement Fundraiser for more information on how to donate.