These past two months have seen much activity at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site. While the physical aspects of the current work aren’t immediately evident, preparations are well under way for a successful exterior preservation project. The grand finale of the current scope of work will be a new paint job on the home’s exterior.
The current work, including the exterior preservation and paint, is part of a larger museum industry component. It addresses immediate cosmetic and foundation needs and work that is integral to the long-term success and sustainability of the home as a prominent Texas and National Landmark.
Specialists and staff meeting at the Maxey House to discuss preservation plan
The very nature of a house museum requires interdisciplinary parties to address a variety of needs every day. Through a construction process, such as the one taking place at the Maxey House, specialists must take time to work through the different angles and potential issues, ensuring construction will not be detrimental to the fragile museum environment.
**The Sam Bell Maxey House is located in Paris at the corner of Church and Washington streets in the Texas Lakes Trail Region