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The Times-Picayune - Published September 13, 2017
New roof, big plans for one of St. Tammany's oldest buildings
Submitted August 28. 2017
Just in time. The new metal roof is COMPLETED on Camp Salmen Lodge (old trading post).
On Friday, August 27th, Camp Salmen Nature Park Ranger Ben Taylor took these photos.
Salmen Lodge Roof Restoration Update: 08/19/2017
Wednesday, August 16, to Friday, August 18, 2017,
working toward new roof Camp Salmen Lodge.
Salmen Lodge Roof Restoration Update!
August 15, 2017
Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park, Inc, Treasurer Chuck Neuman and Board Member Jeanne Stangle received notification on August 14, 2017, from St Tammany Parish that work
for new roof on Camp Salmen Lodge would begin on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, with "Excalibur", Marie-Luce Decker, CEO; Kenneth Decker, Retired, as contractors. Reimbursement for the new
roof will be made to St Tammany Parish from the Friends of Camp Salmen Nature Park, Inc. The reimbursement will include the anonymous donation of $12,016.85 being held by Friends of CSNP,
designated only for roof repair to Salmen Lodge. St Tammany Parish budget shortfall precludes funding exceeding what Friends of CSNP can reimburse.
Salmen Lodge Restoration
Update by St. Tammany Parish Project Manager
Introduction: Rick V. Betbeze, St Tammany Parish Project Manager, will provide updated information on the Salmen Lodge Restoration project as the first speaker at the
Butterfly Release to be held at the Camp Salmen Nature Park Main Pavilion on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Our goal for 2017 is to address any structural and foundation issues first, which to date; I had a Shoring Company give me a complimentary consultation and check for levelness . We have identified a wall on the front porch that is leaning hard in to the interior, which we think resulted from someone removing an interior wall long ago. We will be consulting a Structural Engineer for the remedy. The house is surprisingly level, however; we need to create a larger opening to the crawl space to visually inspect for damage to confirm completely. Shortly after addressing the Structural/Foundation work, we will be installing a period correct new Roof. This should stop any further water damage. I will consult with our Administration as to who would be able to speak on the Parish’s behalf for your Butterfly Release/LPO event. Of course, we appreciate everything you and the Friends of Camp Salmen are doing to help us with this project. Let me know if you need anything else.
The following link is the recording of the presentation on Restoration Plans for Camp Salmen Lodge (the Trading Post) by Tulane University School of Architecture, Historic Preservation graduate students. The presentation was held on December 9, 2016 at the St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers on Koop Drive.
December 9, 2016
Camp Salmen Lodge Restoration
The students from Tulane University's School of Architecture-Historic Preservation Studies have been working on the Camp Salmen Lodge project for St. Tammany Parish over the last month or so. This presentation will provide us with added knowledge of the long history of the lodge, materials it was built with and a suggested means to start the process of its Restoration.
The presentation took place on December 9, 2016,
St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers
21490 Koop Drive. Bldg A
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471