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Restoring the Well.

During the 35 years since the well's initial restoration, time and elements have degraded the viewing area (top two photos) and the ice well's interior (bottom), where salt from water seepage has collected. A restoration team, comprised of the museum director and preservation architects and engineers, have proposed a plan that will stabilize the interior, reduce moisture, and improve ventilation. The new design will also enhance a visitorís ability to view and understand the rarity and historical importance of the well. The entire project will be completed within the current footprint of the present-day ice well deck.