Radiant in Residential

Historic Michigan home restoration proposal put forth

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 09:49

The historic Gordon Hall, the former home of Judge Samuel Dexter, has been the target of a potential restoration project for the Dexter Area Historical Society, according to the Dexter Patch.

After the home was left to deteriorate over the years due to a lack of funding, members of the historical society put forth efforts to receive a grant from the state's historic preservation office, reported the news source.

"Having a master plan helps us when we’re applying for grants," Paul Bishop, a member of the historical society, told the Patch. "This plan shows people what we’re trying to accomplish and it shows potential funding sources that we’re a viable organization."

Part of the residence is used for faculty housing for the University of Michigan, and other areas of it are targeted for specific improvements. A radiant heating system has been installed to give the teachers access to an effective source of warmth during the cold winter months, according to the news source.

A radiant heating system works well in an historic residence due to the production of heat without the unsightly appearance of heating ducts, air vents and radiators.