Scaffolding began to be erected over the entire exterior of the Oscar Wilde House in mid-September. The house was in serious need of plaster and paint work to restore it to its full grandeur. The work is expected to take about six weeks. While students and faculty have to deal with some disruption, the end result will be well worth it.
The extensive exterior work is part of an ongoing restoration effort for the Oscar Wilde House. The work was made possible from a generous gift from Tina and Peter Flaherty, longtime supporters of the college. It is anticipated that part of the money donated will be used as seed money for the Flaherty Fund that will be used for additional restoration work. Planned tours of the house will also provide resourced for upkeep and maintenance.