History is repeating itself … this time at the Governor Ross Mansion in Delaware.
Early in 2015 the Seaford Historical Society decided it was time to replace the old roof on the Victorian Italianate mansion where Governor William Henry Harrison Ross lived in the 1850s. The brick home, featuring a three-story tower, is a testament to gentile southern living before Civil War times.
In their search for an authentic roof replacement, French & Ryan Architects recommended a Fancy Shake roof to the historical society. A Tahoe blend of five shades of brownish tones weaves together to create a stunning designer roof on the restored mansion.
So, why do we say history is repeating itself?
Because, at DaVinci Roofscapes, our composite shake roofing tiles can be found on a variety of historical projects. From the 1881 First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Oregon to the Animus Museum in Durango, Colorado, synthetic shake roofing from DaVinci has been repeatedly selected for historic preservation projects across the country. (see Historical Sites Rely on Polymer Roofing)
If you have an older project that needs the look of real cedar shakes without the hassles of insects, algae and the potential for hail or fire damage, it’s time to check out the variety of polymer shake options from DaVinci with their lifetime limited warranty. It’s a history lesson worth repeating!