Dr. William and Anne Craft’s new roof was more than a figure of speech when they moved into the Concordia president’s residence.
Concordia had the roof redone before the couple arrived in July.
The home is on the National Register of Historic Places, which means the college has to take extra care when it makes significant upgrades to the residence on the corner of Eighth Street and Seventh Avenue South in Moorhead.
“We strive to maintain its historical look while taking advantage of advances in technology,” says Wayne Flack, director of facilities management.
The roof is made from western red cedar shakes that are treated for rot resistance. A mesh screen was installed underneath the shakes to allow moisture to escape.
The country cottage roof system is distinguished by curved edges and a gentle wave. This form gives the president’s home its inviting and unique look.
“The home is a source of pride for our campus,” Flack says. “It is one of the most frequently referenced buildings in terms of the unique look of our campus.”
Photo: Briann Koterba