In the early morning hours of Sunday March 14, 2004 fire was discovered at Lefurgey House.
Click here for pictures of the fire and our recovery.
The house at 205 Prince Street has undergone 9 months of renovation including necessary upgrades and restorative work beginning in May 2003. It is the third and last of the Wyatt Heritage Properties to undergo this high degree of change and upgrading in order to preserve the best of the past for re-use long into the future. It was made possible in part by the generosity of the Wanda Wyatt Foundation which focussed on the refurbishment of all three properties. Other major sponsors included the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the City of Summerside and Human Resources Development Canada.
Progress to date has seen the major challenges tackled and overcome. One simple fact: Lefurgey House was a 6 thousand sq ft structure in need of major work. Over the course of the project major Structural, Mechanical and Electrical issues were resolved. In future projects, areas less critical to the survival of the building and more directed to enhancing it as a dynamic Arts and Cultural Centre may be addressed. The Lefurgey House project has resulted in a structure and facility far more sound, yet also reflective of the 1890s. Modern technological infrastructure was carefully incorporated in order to facilitate a variety of future uses.
For a summary of the major improvements please click here
From Basement to Cupola: a more detailed photo tour of this work in progress, click here
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