In July 2018 a Historic Structure Reuse Study was completed for the Corker Hill Farmstead located along Garver Lane in Scotland. This study was funded by grant money from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, South Mountain Partnership and funds from Greene Township. The study recommended uses for the property and also immediate work recommendations for the Mansion House.
Over the last sixteen months improvements has been made to the Mansion House and surrounding property. The Supervisors want to preserve as much history as possible. If possible we are repairing areas of the Mansion instead of replacing. The following are just some of the improvements made to the property.
- Removal of dead trees and brush on the property.
- Replacement of roofs on the Mansion House and two outbuildings.
- Porch repair and replacement.
- Porch railings repaired or replaced.
- Roof cupolas repaired and roof replaced.
- Repaired sections of the outbuildings.
The work will continue throughout 2020. The porch roof will be replaced along with the fascia, soffit and gutters on the entire home. We hope to have some additional repairs done to the porch. Greene Township is in the process of applying for grant money to repair chimneys, paint the outside of the Mansion House and surrounding outbuildings, and refinish interior floors.
We want to thank the residents, PMHC, South Mountain Partnership, Lapp Construction, G Byler Construction, Township Staff, and others involved in this project.