Preservation corps members clean up Boutwell house, cemetery
Cleanup at the partially demolished William T. Boutwell house in Stillwater has begun in earnest, as the Washington County Historical Society seeks to enclose the structure before snow flies. This week the society received help from a group of enthusiastic young adults who have spent the past month doing historic preservation work in various parts of the state.
Founded in 2011, the Northern Bedrock Preservation Corps is a “direct descendant of the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps.” This year the organization is conducting its second corps experience, leading five young adults on a five-week journey of historic preservation. The crew spent time on projects such as repairing old Conservation Corps cabins in Superior National Forest and cleaning headstones at a cemetery outside Duluth.