Bailey Log House

Log Home Museum Stabilization & Restoration, Lyndon, Kansas

STRATA Architecture Inc. was selected by the City of Lyndon, Kansas and the Kansas State Historical Society as the preservation architect for this historic c.1870 Wells P. Bailey Log House. The historic home was relocated to the Lyndon City Park and has been intermittently open for public tours. Due structural integrity concerns, the home has been closed to the public. The Historic Preservation Partnership of Lyndon (HPPL) was awarded a grant from the Kansas State Historical Society for the assessment and preservation of the home in 2011. The project included a two-phase design/build approach which allowed for the existing building conditions assessment, prioritization of work and the development and implementation of phase 1 stabilization activities. Working alongside specialty restoration contractors, STRATA produced building stabilization documents and provided construction administration services throughout the project. Stabilization included: temporary shoring, demolition of existing deteriorated logs and procurement and installation of old growth hand-hewn replacement logs, strengthening of the existing first floor and concrete masonry unit foundation, replacement fieldstone chinking and daubing, replacement wood flooring and window restoration and trim restoration. STRATA also assisted with the development of future phases of work and assisted with the application for Historic Tax Credits which are being utilized to help fund additional phases of work.