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Even the most charming landmarks can deteriorate over time. And after more than a century as one of Wake Forest’s most symbolic structures, the historic Old Well needed a bit of a facelift. The outdated lead paint was chipped and peeling, and sections of wood were beginning to decay.
Enter Wake Forest University and its Department of Facility Services which, after several days spent evaluating the condition of the structure, sent two carpenters and six painters to work three weeks restoring the Old Well. The team also attended to similar damage affecting the exterior of the Calvin Jones House– removing rotted wood, repairing 30 shutters, and replacing over 300 board feet of siding.
Now returned to its former glory, the Old Well will look beautiful for many years to come. We’re very thankful for this assistance, and commend Wake Forest University for its constant and generous support.