Following the December 2016 earthquakes, the Bodie Foundation provided funds to help California State Parks repair building damage, including brick work and chimney work. The Foundation also helped financially with repair of the park’s water system that was damaged in the series of strong earthquakes.
These funds enabled the Bodie maintenance crew to work on several projects in 2017. The first was repair of the J.S. Cain house’s chimney. The earthquakes rotated the chimney seven degrees and it came loose from its base. “A couple more big shakes and the chimney could have come down,” said Eric Draper, Park Maintenance Assistant.
The Bodie Stabilization Project
Projects completed since 2011
Moyle House – new roof, Repaired & sealed windows.
DV Cain Residence – new roof
Cameron House – porch & stairs
Lester Bell house – new porch & stairs, stabilized garage in back (The Swayback).
Reset the water tank near the Railroad office
Railroad Office – new roof, cleaning of interior, renailed ceiling in place.
Methodist Church – new roof, new steps
JS Cain Residence – Rebuild glass enclosure
Miller House – rebuild of chimney feel over in 2006 windstorm
Standard Mill – replace steps
Kirkwood – put ceilings back up, roof repair
Major – stabilized floor and made safe an exterior well
Replacing windows on various buildings