Editor's note: This is the second story in an occasional series following the facade improvement efforts at 8/10 and 12 N. Potomac St. in Waynesboro, Pa. Work began in early August. The buildings are being restored with grant money obtained through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When he set out to repair the facades of two downtown Waynesboro buildings this summer, Harry Morningstar compared the early stages of the work - removing railings, awnings and spouting - to opening a present.
Now, he's rewrapping the house at 12 N. Potomac St. with a fresh coat of buttery yellow paint and white composite trim.
"We've got the surprises repaired," Morningstar said.
Both North Potomac Street projects have been delayed by several factors, including weather, sidewalk repair and street closures, Morningstar said. Contractor Brad Royer of Waynesboro's Royer Construction found rotten timber and masonry in need of repair at the 12 N. Potomac St. house.