Presented by The Palatine Settlement Society NELLIS HOMESTEAD/TAVERN RESTORATION
(Route 5, just east of St. Johnsville, NY)
Open every Sunday from 1 - 4 PM, June thru September
The Palatine Settlement Society has undertaken the project of restoring the 1747 Nellis Tavern.
A great amount of work has already been completed, and many functions are now conducted there during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months of the year.
In 2007, we had a new shingle roof put on to replace the 120-year-old slate roof. The ceilings on the entire second floor have been replaced with new plaster-board.
Most of the second floor exterior walls have also been plaster-boarded,
leaving only the interior wall in the "great room" bare to the lathe for educational purposes,
demonstrating several early styles. The stencilled walls have not yet been redone.
The east end exterior clapboards have been replaced, the three yellow sides repainted,
and new wooden shutters have been added to the North side first floor windows.
Finally, a new well was drilled and water brought inside the building for the very first time.
Since 2010, electrical outlets have been professionally installed in the basement and first floor.
The bar room has been redone and painted. New plasterboard walls have been been put in
the East Room and painted in anticipation of having the stencils there redone.
This should be completed in September, 2016.
The old building is already much cozier and more comfortable.
The four photos below will give you a perspective on our project. September, 1983 - Here's where we started
August, 2004 - New siding added (red) and a new porch
July, 2010 - New paint, new shingles, new end windows
April, 2013 - Getting ready for the new season.
Our story is too long for a single page, so look here to learn more about "The Nellis Homestead/Tavern" Schedule of Events - 2016
Nellis-Weaver Display - 2016 - Additions to the collection (New)
Wedding Reception for "Drums Along the Mohawk" - July 27, 2016
MEMBERSHIP FORM - Please consider becoming a member (download and mail in)
Most are in PDF format. You may print them out if you wish.
Recent News: http://cse.live.mediaspanonline.com/News/03112013_nellis1 Who were the German Palatines?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Palatines
To contact us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org We would like to know what you think of our Web Site. We will also answer any questions you might have about the Nellis Tavern or the Palatine Settlement Society.
Special Link to the NELLIS FAMILY ASSOCIATION GENEALOGICAL WEB SITE
Another special link to a Preservation web site
7017 N. Alma Ave
Portland, OR 97203
There is always much more to do.
We thank you for whatever support you can give us in this endeavor.
The Palatine Settlement Society P. O. Box 183 St. Johnsville, NY 13452 (A "501c(3)" organization) Last updated Friday, February 2, 2017
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