Restoration Blog

Necessary Roof

The fire of 1845 destroyed most of the the original Jefferson era woodwork at Poplar Forest, except for the privies which went unscathed. Protecting this original woodwork is the job of the roof, so keeping it tight is imperative. The Corporation installed a chestnut shingled roof in 2001, but has since become too degraded no longer able to do its job. Peter Post and crew are here to remove then reinstall a new wood shingle roof.