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Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Rapp Houses Restoration | 0 comments

The interior of the Rapp Houses were restored between 2013 and 2014.  The houses finally reopened for tours in November 2014.  Read more about the restoration in the blog posts that were written during the restoration.

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Open for Tours!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Rapp Houses Restoration, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How exciting!  The Rapp Houses are finally open for tours once again.  Reviews are glowing!  Time to come out to Old Economy Village again and see the magnificent changes.  Just to give you a glimpse of what you might see, look at the pictures below.  But, we don’t want to give too much away, because you have to come and see for yourself! See this and much more on tour this grand opening weekend, November 8th and 9th from 10 until 5 on Saturday and 12 until 5 on Sunday or during other regular hours.   For other posts please see the main blog...

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The Rapp Houses are Making Headlines

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Rapp Houses Restoration | 0 comments

The Rapp Houses are receiving a great deal of attention these days.  The contractors are all done with their work, and the staff and volunteers at the site are putting the finishing touches on the two connected buildings.  The grand opening is this Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9 from 10 until 5 on Saturday and 12 until 5 on Sunday. The opening of the houses have received attention from local newspapers.  See below to read the articles. Beaver County Times article & video Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pittsburgh Tribune Review   For other posts please see the main blog...

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Furnishings!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Rapp Houses Restoration | 0 comments

This past week saw all of the large furnishings moving into the Rapp Houses.  Brian Howard of Carlisle, PA and his crew did the hard moving job.  Also this week, White Marsh Interiors installed curtains and bed hangings in George and Frederick Rapp’s bedrooms.  Thanks to Bert Laudenslager and David Sell for their beautiful work! I am very sorry to say that my photos this week all got accidently deleted, and we can’t see all of these diligent works in progress.  However, you can see the results of their work below.  This week the George Rapp House gets its last carpet installed and two floor cloths are being installed in two hallways.  Guides are currently being trained.  This is getting exciting!!!   For other posts please see the main blog...

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The Carpet is Beautiful!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Rapp Houses Restoration | 0 comments

This week four of six rooms and two staircases received carpeting.  The room carpets are facsimiles of original ingrain carpet from the Old Economy Village collection produced by the Langhorne Carpet Company of Penndel, Pennsylvania.  The stair carpets were woven by Family Heirloom Weavers of Red Lion, Pennsylvania.  Two more carpets are still at the mill and are slated to be installed at the end of October. Ingrain carpets were woven in strips and sewn together by hand in the first half of the nineteenth century.  The patterns had to be matched carefully.  And yes, they had wall to wall carpeting then.   For other posts please see the main blog...

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