An initial phase of repairs to the run-down governor's mansion in Springfield is just about complete.
Architect Jeff Evans, who's coordinating the project as a volunteer says it was in bad shape.
"The roof has been replaced. We've got about a week's worth of work to finish up odds and ends. The leaks have stopped. There's no more water infiltration. The next thing will be just to complete the rest of the rehabilitation," Evans said.
That later rehab will include fixing stairs, making an elevator usable, and applying fresh coats of paint.