Large or small preservation projects can be overwhelming. The Conservancy has managed projects of all sizes for city agencies and non-profit organizations.

The Conservancy offers their professional experience to help their clients define the scope of a project, manage the decision process, bid work, select contractors and oversee construction from the conditions survey to the treatment report.

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Chamounix Mansion

The northern end of West Fairmount Park

The Chamounix Mansion has been used as an international youth hostel since 1964. The building was constructed by George Plumstead in 1802 and enlarged in the 1850s by Topliff Johnson. Chamonix suffered as a result of deferred maintenance and the normal deterioration that follows. The Conservancy was instrumental in obtaining grant money which was used toward the restoration of all of the sash, jambs, shutters and porches. While managing this multi-faceted work internally, the Conservancy also collected proposal information to help select and oversee the replacement of the metal roof. After the woodwork was complete, the Conservancy drew up and managed a painting contract that included of all of the trim and porches.