Battlefield house undergoes renovations

The oldest building at the 6,000-acre Gettysburg Battlefield is getting a facelift  following years of deterioration.

Gettysburg National Military Park crews began disassembling the historic Patterson House this week in preparation to restore the 146-year-old log home.

“The William Patterson house is the oldest building within the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park,” spokeswoman Katie Lawhon said Thursday. “The building retains a high level of integrity to the historic period. There is a high percentage of original material remaining in this building.”

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