George Spangler Farmstead at Gettysburg Foundation

Restoration at the George Spangler Farmstead at Gettysburg Foundation

Barton Associates provided MEP engineering services for the restoration of the George Spangler Farmstead, which consisted of a farm house, barn and summer kitchen. 

The project helped return the barn to its 1863 appearance as well as created a connecting walking path to the Gettysburg Visitor Center. 

The summer kitchen and barn were restored to showcase tours of the farmstead for discussion of life during the period of significance.  Modern amenities were added to aid in showcasing the talking points of the tours as well as a fire suppression system for protection of the structures.  The farmhouse renovations provided space for conferences on the first floor and offices for staff on the second floor.  An addition to the back of the farmhouse provided a handicap entrance and restrooms for the site. 

The 80-acre George Spangler Farm property, located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the most preserved and significant Union field hospitals from the Battle of Gettysburg. During the Battle of Gettysburg, the serene yet productive home and farm were totally transformed into a place of chaos and crisis for thousands of individuals, including soldiers, surgeons, caregivers, volunteers and the Spangler family. 

Project Overview

total Sq Ft

9,000 sq. ft.

Total Cost

$1 million


June 2016

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