The Carriage House
The Carriage House, now an Interpretive Center, has been completely restored to its original glory complete with cupola. Along with other artifacts, it also houses a turn-of-the-century horse-drawn carriage which is still used on occasion for parades.
Carriage House/Interpretive Center
Since 1975, the Lund-Hoel House has depended upon volunteers to give thousands of guided tours. The museum is completely maintained through the generosity of members, ad hoc donations, and the dedicated people who serve on the Board.
In 2005, the wood shingles were completely replaced with new wood shingles in the original design of the House. In 2006, the House and Carriage House received new coats of paint in their original green and white Victorian decor.
In 2007, renovations and repairs were done on the interior. It had been 30 years since the house has had a major update. Everyone is pleased with the outcome of the projects!
In 2008, the Gingerbread trim was removed and rebuilt to the exact specifications of the original and duplicating the original trim precisely.
In spring of 2009, the Gingerbread trim was replaced with the help of many people.
In 2010, work began excavating the old rear kitchen porch. There was an old well under that section of the porch which had retained moisture and water. It was causing deterioration of the porch. The porch was also rebuilt, reinforced, and the posts were reconstructed to match the front top original balcony. A lot of Artisans contributed their work and precise knowledge to complete the project.
In the summer of 2011, the windmill was taken down and deconstructed. It was carefully analyzed and re-created to exact specifications over the winter. Each blade angle has a slightly different pitch to catch the wind. The project was meticulously handled by a master craftsman.
In 2012, it was time to put the Windmill back together. All the newly rebuilt and freshly painted pieces were put back into place. Even the "football" was painted and checked for cracks. It appears to look like styrofoam, but is actually concrete.
Many thanks are due the dedicated volunteers who reconstruct building elements in the old style tradition. Since the Lund-Hoel House is on the National Register of Historic Homes, each detail must be carefully planned out and reconstructed according to the original materials and designs.