Step through history at the Glenn House where there is a story in every room.
The Glenn House is 130 years old. The restoration was completed almost 40 years ago. The many years of use have taken their toll and there is much critically needed repair and restoration to preserve the house.
Some of the key items that must be addressed:
Complete repair of front porch including flooring, columns, upper and lower railings and upper porch roof. This project was completed in the spring of 2013.
Tuck point the exterior brick and repair the wood trim and paint both.
The wash house northwest wall is damaged and settling and must be supported and repaired.
Interior plaster walls and ceilings need cracks repaired and refinished along with wallpaper replacement. The second floor ceiling repair was started in January 2014, and was completed in April 2014.
General repair refinishing of doors and windows.
Repair of interior brick walls in the Carriage House.
Reset and repair front stone retaining wall.
Replacement of select rugs and carpets along with some hardwood floor repair and refinishing.
In addition, there are many other age related maintenance issues involving furnishings, floors, gutters, plumbing, HVAC systems, and more.
WHY SAVE THE GLENN HOUSE?
Why is the Glenn House worthy of individual as well as group concern and contribution? Those are valid questions easily and passionately answered.
The building is so much more than a pretty house. It was designed by a local master builder as a wedding gift for his daughter, Lula Deane Glenn, whose family came to personify the city of Cape during its emergence into the twentieth century. The house kept pace with the growing influence and wealth of the family taking on the decorative elements of the Victorian style as the bustling city of Cape mimicked national trends.
Is David Glenn’s family story important? Absolutely! The Glenn’s story parallels the local emergence of business and banking in Cape Girardeau. Their home reflects the social rise and aesthetic tastes of the upper class in the thriving river community, including its ups and downs. Where they lived, played and struggled is still available to us in a tangible, three- dimensional form, preserving for the Cape Girardeau community a record of our past – the life, the activity, the values – in a vivid living setting. The Glenn House physically links us to our past. It provides beauty and nostalgia. It provides grounding for us as we encounter our future endeavors in the face of looming and rapid change. It reminds us who we are.
You Can Cement Your Support with Personally Engraved Bricks
Place your personally engraved brick within this arbor pathway.
Here is your unprecedented opportunity to cement your place at the Glenn House:
$2,500 Gold Level - place a personalized
engraved 8”x 8” brick within the arbor walkway
$1,000 Silver Level - place a personalized
engraved 4”x 8” brick within the arbor walkway
Ongoing support options:
Capital Fund Campaign Donation Donation Levels and Recognition
$2500.00+ Gold Level Receives an engraved 8x8 paving brick* $1000.00+ Silver Level Receives an engraved 4x8 paving brick* $500.00+ Bronze Level Receives an engraved acrylic memento $250.00+ Copper Level Receives framed Glenn House print
Engraved bricks will be personalized and placed in the Glenn House arbor walkway. *
All support is welcome and capital fund donations, as well as pledges, have future payment options available.
TO MAKE YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION ONLINE Click any "Donate with Paypal" Button
You may also mail donations and pledges to: Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, Inc. P.O. Box 1982 Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-1982
The Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation. All donations are tax deductible.
MISSION: The mission is community-wide and encompasses the preservation of Cape Girardeau’s social, cultural and economic heritage. The Glenn House is owned and operated by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, Inc., which is a non-profit organization that nurtures among local residents and visitors a knowledge of, and appreciation for, the heritage of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. To realize this purpose, the Historical Association operates the Glenn House, a house museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to document, preserve, and interpret for the public the Victorian era architecture, social history and material culture associated with Cape Girardeau’s boom years at the turn of the century.
Together we can preserve the Glenn House for many years to come.