2020 News

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital Restoration Project Recognized

May 20, 2020

On April 20, 2020, Preservation Pennsylvania announced the recipients of the 2020 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards, honoring excellence and innovation in preservation practice. The George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital restoration, completed in Oct. 2019, received a 2020 Construction Project Award for Restoration.


Photo courtesy of Warehaus

“We warmly congratulate Warehaus and Kinsley Construction for their award-winning restoration of our George Spangler Farm,” said Gettysburg Foundation President, Matthew Moen. “The preservation of this important historical site makes it possible to educate generations of visitors to the farm and inspire future participants in our Leadership Program now housed there.”

From initial reviews in 2012 to a complete restoration in 2019, Kinsley Construction’s recent blog post outlines the process for restoring the historic structures at the George Spangler Farm.

“The George Spangler Farm transformation began in 2008 when the Gettysburg Foundation acquired this historic 80-acre property. Since then, we’ve embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery and preservation alongside our incredible partners, Warehaus  and Kinley Construction. The hard work, craftmanship, and commitment to the preservation and education of our nation’s history is inspiring. We’re proud they received this well-deserved recognition and are honored to be a part of it,” said Vice President for Philanthropy, Elle Lamboy.


Photo courtesy of Warehaus

Located within the boundary of Gettysburg National Military Park and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, served as a Union artillery staging area and the Union 11th Corps field hospital where more than 1,900 Union and Confederate soldiers were treated during and after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Today, a completely restored example of a corps-level field hospital used during the battle, the 80-acre farmstead is owned and maintained by the Gettysburg Foundation, and the farmhouse is home to the Kinsley Leadership Center.

Visit Preservation Pennsylvania online to read the detailed news release about the 2020 Pennsylvania Historic Awards.

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