The historic house originally featured pieces of "carpenter's lace", or fretwork spandrels, in three of the doorways of the house. These pieces have been removed, and their current locations, if they still exist at all, are unknown.
In the hopes of restoring these original features of the historic house, CCHS reached out to the Central Oklahoma Woodturners Association (COWA). COWA members will be volunteering their time to recreate these stunning fretwork pieces over the next few years. CCHS and the MLHHM would like to extend a HUGE thank you to COWA for taking on this large and complicated project!
This project could not be completed without public support. Thanks to the generosity of Norman and Cleveland County residents, the restoration has been fully funded!
*It was initially estimated that this project would take about 2 years to complete, but COVID threw a wrench in the plans, and it is now unknown how long it will take to complete the three pieces.
October 2022 update: Progress on the first piece. Almost completely built! Heading to the finishers soon.
March 2020 update: Progress on the first piece.
The Cleveland County Historical Society and the Moore-Lindsay House would like to thank all who have donated to this project, and we are grateful to be able to announce that the restoration is now fully funded!
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Our programs are made possible in part by funding from the City of Norman, an Organizational Support Grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program, a grant from the Norman Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous donations from visitors and community supporters. We are grateful for the support.