Residents, Ted McCacheren , Bill Williams, Betsy Coulon, Bob Johnson, Dick Lewis and other volunteers, have been working on three major restoration projects since 2005 and the landmarks are on display in Harrisburg Town Park, on Robinson Church Road. At the moment touring is by appointment or during special events.
The current renovation project is a pre-Civil-War-era log cabin, which was donated to the town by Margaret Ann Stallings. It was occupied until 1992—Amazing!
Masonry students from Jay M. Robinson High School built a new rock veneer chimney and fireplace. They also placed rock veneer on its foundation. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2012.
The century old Historic Harrisburg Post Office, formerly Morrison/Sims General Store, and a storage building called a “crib” are also on display in the park.
This ambitious group is also working on the former Pharr Mill building and its grinding equipment and is planning to add an educational display to the park in the future.
Click on the link to the Charlotte Observer to read the entire heartwarming article with comments from the residents who are organizing and working on the project.