This photo shows the condition the building was in when the last resident of the house, Edith Acker Grignon, moved out in the 1930s.

KAUKAUNA — The historic Charles A. Grignon Mansion will undergo its most significant restoration since the late 1980s.

Work was scheduled to begin Monday.

Most of the work will take place on the exterior and will repair areas of wood rot and woodpecker damage, the front porch and second-floor balcony, the back porch, and more.

This isn’t the first time that the Grignon home has needed major repairs.

The photo above shows the condition the building was in when the last resident of the house, Edith Acker Grignon, moved out in the 1930s.

Thankfully, a project by Outagamie County and the Works Project Administration restored the home to its original form in 1941, according to the group the operates the mansion.

Charles A. Grignon built this Greek revival style Mansion in 1837 along the Fox River in Kaukaunaas a wedding gift for his Pennsylvanian bride, Mary Elizabeth Meade.

‚ÄčToday, a National and State Historic Site, the Grignon Mansion is a representation of the rich, layered history of the Fox River Valley.

Restored to the time period of 1837-62 when Charles lived there, the Mansion is open seasonally for tours, special events, and more.

The historic site is located at 1313 Augustine St, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.