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Saving the Mansion House

Preservation in Action:

The Phase 2 Preservation Project “Saving the Mansion House: Public Access and Roof Repairs” will repair the iconic front porch, replace leaky roofs, build an accessible ramp for year-round use, repair brick facades, and add gutters to mitigate the damage caused by water, snow and ice.

Your donation will help unlock a $500,000 NYS REDC Preservation Grant funding for Phase 2

Help Save the Mansion House BRICK BY BRICK. Your support is critical

Thanks to generous support, OCMH is wrapping up Phase 1 of a critical and unprecedented historic preservation initiative-- a 10-year, multi-phase, $10 million plan to preserve and protect the Mansion House.

Phase 1 Photo Gallery

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$1.8M Phase 1 Preservation Project: 

Over the last 160 years, the Mansion House has retained its "good bones," but there has been wear and tear: roof leaks, failing masonry, damaged trim work, and missing and damaged slate tile. To remedy these issues the Phase 1 project addressed:

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Mansard Roof Repair

  • Slate removals, replacement

  • Cornice shelf repaired, replaced

  • Cornice corbels rebuilt

  • Cornice deck and frame rebuilt

  • 54 dormers repaired

  • Flashing replaced with Freedom Gray copper

  • Moldings and brackets repaired, replaced

  • Gutter installation around the South Wing

Roof Replacement and Repair

  • Flat roof removal and replacement

  • Flashing replaced

Brick Masonry Rebuilt

  • 12,000 bricks rebuilt and repointed

Go In-depth with OCTV Videos about Historic Preservation at the Mansion House

Contractors are working on the Oneida Community Mansion House preservation work on brick facade
Thank you to all of our
Mansion House Phase 1 Preservation Campaign Donors!
And a special thanks to the following top tier donors:

The Gorman Foundation

Kenwood Benevolent Society
Oneida Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

 John P. L. and Cornelia Hatcher Family Fund
 Central New York Community Foundation-(Anonymous #33 Fund)

Preservation League of NYS/Northern Border Regional Commission


Thank you to the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council,

the Governor of NYS, the NYS Legislature, NYSOPRHP 

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