Bronze embossed shingle residence along the National Road

Crossing the southwest corner of Pennsylvania for 90 miles, the Historic National Road Corridor is the site of arguably the most important revolutionary events in U.S. history. As the birthplace of the French & Indian War; the Whiskey Rebellion, the site where the U.S. Constitution faced its first challenge– the National Road is America’s road to the past.**

An ambitious lady purchased this structure in the town of Addison, site of one of the remaining toll booths connected with the National Road. Her roof consisted of the large size embossed tin shingles with one of the signature designs of that period.

My crew chief Lester and I planned to meet in Addison. Around noon time he called to tell me he was in Addison, but was encountering difficulty finding the place. Impossible, I thought. Addison, PA, only had one main road with a few hundred residents. But then…

Lester was in Addison, Ohio!

An excellent candidate for restoration

Priming the shingles

Chimney work

Roof done

National Road

**Borrowed heavily from the website Historic National Road