Mayslake Staircase Restoration

Planning Project

Project Description

In 2019, the original wooden stairs and treads in the main hall of Mayslake Peabody Estate were stripped of the many finishes that had been applied over the years and restored to show the wood graining. With these improvements complete, the original hand-carved balustrade is next to be restored to conditions similar to when Mr. Peabody first inhabited the estate.

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The balustrade before the restoration work.

 

Status

The project was publicly bid in early 2020. While we had some delays due to the pandemic, work resumed later in 2020 and was complete in early 2021.

staircase-work

Funding

The District has received a donation from a private donor to partially fund the $28,000 project. The remaining costs will be funded through the Forest Preserve District’s yearly appropriated Mayslake general fund.

refinishing-stairs-JM

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