Historic Ray House Closed to Tours During Construction

By KOLR10 News

Published 06/27 2014 05:37PM

Updated 07/07 2014 05:54PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you were hoping to visit Wilson’s Creek Battlefield and the historic John Ray House in July you'll need to know about some work being done.

The house will be closed for tours while a new cedar shake roof is installed.

The work is set to begin July 7 and continue for two to three weeks.

Constructed in the early 1850s, the Ray House was occupied by farmer John Ray and his family during the battle. After the battle, the house was used as a temporary hospital for the treatment of wounded soldiers.

The Edwards Cabin will also be closed for the same kind of work following the Ray House.

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