May 29, 2024

Spencer’s Expertise Enlisted in Restoration of Park’s Oldest Structure

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer was highlighted by SmithMountainLake.com in a piece called “Restoration Efforts Begin on Park’s Oldest Structure.” The article referenced Spencer’s visit last year to Booker T. Washington National Monument and his inspection of the tobacco barn that is the site’s oldest structure. “He … spent several days doing a detailed inspection of the barn to see what needed to be replaced,” the article said. “He was able to find out which logs were damaged due to rot or other factors and what varieties of trees were used to construct the barn.” Read more.