Coupeville Wharf to receive facelift from Trust Board of Ebey's Landing Field School
By NATHAN WHALEN
Whidbey News Times Staff reporter
October 12, 2012 · Updated 3:59 PM
Thanks to the help of a prominent volunteer program, the Coupeville Wharf building will get a facelift next year.
The building at the end of the pier in downtown Coupeville will be the focal point of the Field School that is organized by the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing.
Volunteers will learn various aspects of preserving historic structures when they replace the siding and windows on the south side of the longstanding building at the end of the pier in downtown Coupeville.
Anne Kidd, historical architect for Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing, said the goal was to choose a building that needs help and is located in a central area visible to the public.
The work, which will begin in July 2013, entails rehabilitating the windows and replacing siding on the south side that faces downtown Coupeville.
The Field School has been sprucing up historic structures throughout Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve for years. This year’s project took place at the Engle Carriage House. Volunteers last year completed improvements to a water tower at Salmagundi Farms and installed a new porch at the Ebey’s Landing ferry house. Prior to that, volunteers made improvements to the Alexander Blockhouse and a barn at the Boyer Farm.
Kidd said the Field School provides the technical support, coordination of volunteers and the supervision of the site during the rehabilitation project.
The Port of Coupeville in 2011, received a $7,000 grant from the Ebey’s Forever Fund for the renovation work at the Coupeville Wharf building.
Kidd said she’ll attend Wednesday’s Port of Coupeville meeting held at the Coupeville Public Library to discuss the 2013 project.
Contact Whidbey News Times Staff reporter Nathan Whalen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5058.