Restoration of the historic porch Construction at the Homestead site will be completed in April 2023.
A major project of the Rachel Carson Homestead restoration, Phase III – 2020-GEDTF-142 grant, funded in part by the Allegheny County, Gaming and Economic Development Tourist Fund (GEDTF) is restoration of the historic front porch.
Construction requires moving utility lines and boxes. For economic use of funds, related upgrades will be completed too.
The 1960s era porch slab will be demolished. The “yard” will need to be re-worked as a recovery. We invite recommendations for candidates to design the layout.
We are pleased to have awarded the construction contract to Uhl Construction of Allison Park, PA. Uhl Construction is a long-established industrial and commercial builder with experience in state-funded projects and design-build construction.
The scope of the project was developed from historic photos, with review and approvals by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
We look forward to a “grand re-opening” and hope all who appreciate Rachel Carson’s environmental legacy will enjoy and find inspiration in the physical reminder of her humble beginnings. Rachel’s editor, Paul Brooks, wrote that while Rachel was a private person, she never hesitated to describe the pleasure she took in the surroundings of her early home.