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Restoration continues on historic Albany home

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An historic home is being restored to its former glory.

A few weeks ago, a huge oak tree  crashed onto the home at Jackson and Tift. Construction crews are now in their second week of repair work.

They say it's a unique job because the house is so old. The tree caused serious damage, especially to the roof.

"We make the roof weather-resistant from the get-go," said Project Manager, Cody Harman. "We do it everyday until is ready. When the tree fell, it busted the whole roof, so all the rafters had to come out and we had to replace everything."

The home was built in the 1880's by Albany's founder Nelson Tift.

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