Our next project goal is to provide public access
inside the 1846 Blodgett House.
Architects Kirsten Kingsley and Keith Ginnodo are
currently developing specific plans for interior renovation work that
visitors to appreciate unique construction features of this mid-19th
Century home, as well as the Blodgett Family’s role in the
Conceptual plans for interior
renovation of the 1846 Blodgett House are explained on the Project Plan page of this site.
engineering study showed that reinforcements for the floor supports
were needed to ensure the safety of members of the public who visit the
House. The required structural work was completed in March 2014 under a
contract let by the Park District.
In June the Park District was notified it has received a state
museum grant of $135,000 to help pay for interior restoration and
The interior renovation schedule envisions construction to start
in late spring 2015 leading to an occupancy permit for the 1846
Blodgett House some time that fall. We are all looking forward to a
grand opening of the House for the general public some time next year.