Montgomery Wall: A Portal to the Past
The recently restored historic Montgomery Wall in Micanopy, Florida was in need of an authentically re-created gate. The wall itself was built around 1895 to define the boundary of the estate and three homes. These homes were eventually lost in a fire and only the wall was left standing.
The Montgomery Wall was damaged in 2015. The west facing capital of the archway and the 12 foot section underneath were destroyed by a falling live oak branch during a storm. The Micanopy Historic Preservation Trust (MHPT) raised funds to restore the damaged wall in the early spring of 2019.
MHPT board member and craftsman, Erik Murray, restored the missing original spindled gate. Goodwin donated the River-Recovered® Heart Cypress needed for the project. Erik did a wonderful job both building and installing the gate. Take a look:
Original Wall Built in 1895
The next time you find yourself in Micanopy, Florida, be sure to stop by to see this beautiful historic landmark!