Volume 22, Number 1 Hoyle Historic Homestead ? PO Box 235 ? Dallas, NC 28034 Spring 2014
Recent Hoyle House Restoration in Process
The Summer 2013 HHH Newsletter informed the public of the DAR grant, which had been received and applied to restorations inside the Hoyle House. Visitors to this year’s Open House viewed these improvements. Work is still in process, which slowed because of our winter weather.
The following has been completed: restoring walls, doorways, repairing and replacing baseboards and chair railing, and repairing doorways. These tasks required precise measuring and retro-fitting of the walls, doorways, windows, and chimneys. All of these restorations had to be completed prior to installing the new pine flooring.
A local saw mill cut purchased pine logs into period sized boards. They have been cured and transported to the Hoyle House. They will be sized and installed by our contractor, Alan Goodson, as soon as his schedule permits with an improvement in the weather. The completion of this process will display the first floor of the Historic Hoyle House as an accurate period restoration. Since these rooms are the oldest and most often visited, the restoration will enhance the mission of the Hoyle Historic Homestead to restore this historic home as accurately as possible.
With better weather it is hoped that Mr. Goodson will complete the pine flooring over the next few weeks. A few other minor restoration repairs will complete the process.
Chair Atterberry Announces Major Gift to HHH
Elizabeth Atterberry, Hoyle Historic Homestead Chair, announced a major gift of stock to the Hoyle Historic Homestead. Ray and Agnes Yount of LaVale, Maryland donated 100 shares of Exxon Mobile to be used to further the goals of restoring the Hoyle Historic Homestead. The HHH Board maintains ownership of the stock with the goal of capitalizing the generous donation toward future projects.
The Younts have been long-time supporters of HHH and area genealogy and local history. They attended the 2013 Open House, expressed appreciation for the progress being made, and acknowledged that more needs to be done. They decided to kick-start fund raising efforts through the stock donation.
Chair Atterberry solicits donations of stock or money. Potential donors should contact her or Treasurer Vann Noblett for additional information.
|Hoyle Historic Homestead Board of Directors||Honorary Board Members|
|Officers||William Barnes||Jim Love||Barbara & Carlos Guiterrez|
|Elizabeth Atterberry, Chairman||Carol Brittain||Rita Pasour||Mitchel D. Hoyl, deceased|
|Anne Hanna, Vice Chairman||Jerry Campbell||Vickie Pietz||David Hoyle, Jr.|
|Patrick Messer, Secretary||Robert Carpenter||Pat Rudisill||Doris Hoyle, deceased|
|Vann Noblett, Treasurer||Wilma Craig||Lynn Stewart||Norris Hoyle, deceased|
|John Lutz, Historian||Thomas Gillespie||Rudolph Young||Jack Hoyle, deceased|
|Barbara Gutierrez||Terry Waldrop|
Support Hoyle Homestead through Run for the Money12 and Have Your Gift Matched
Since 2002 the Community Foundation of Gaston County has hosted Run for the Money. In supporting our efforts through this event your gift is matched by the foundation. The Run will be held on April 12th in downtown Gastonia. Contributions are being accepted until April 18, 2014. You can donate by using the included Donor Form or by visiting the foundation’s website at cfgaston.org. Please make checks payable to the Community Foundation of Gaston County and forward them to PO Box 123, Gastonia, NC 28053. Thank you for your support!