The Western Center for Historic Preservation completes preservation projects throughout the western United States. Providing start to finish project oversight, the WCHP's mission is to reduce the maintenance backlog on historic structures. WCHP crews work year-round, making good use of their 1,500 square foot workshop in the winter months for preservation carpentry projects and completing onsite outdoors projects in the warmer months. Training and local involvement is encouraged for each project. Services provided by WCHP include:
- Condition assessments
- Project scoping and cost estimating
- Project management
- Log building preservation
- Masonry preservation
- Structure stabilization
- Historic window and door preservation, repair and replication
Below is a selection of recent project. For information on past projects, see our Annual Reports.
Project: Brinkerhoff Lodge, Grand Teton National Park
Preservation maintenance on the Brinkerhoff Lodge in Grand Teton National Park is ongoing. In 2011, WCHP replaced deteriorated log-ends on the Lodge, and cleaned and restained the Lodge and Caretaker's Cabin.