John Marsh House Roof Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
John Marsh House Roof Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove the existing damaged roof on the John Marsh House at Marsh Creek State Park to aid in the preservation, rehabilitation, and future use of this historic building for interpretive purposes. Work will: For The Demolition: • Remove all existing roofing, including all underlayments, down to sheathing; • Remove all existing metal trim and flashing; and • Remove all existing gutters and downspouts. For The Proposed Roof Replacement: • Replace, as needed, any damaged or deteriorated sheathing with in-kind materials; • Install a single layer of ½-inch plywood atop the sheathing; • Install a felt underlayment; • Install new composite faux shake roofing shingles, colored to be consistent with the historic character of the house; • Install all new metal flashing and trims; • Replace and/or repair wood fascia and trim with in-kind materials; and • Install new sheet metal gutters and downspouts; and • Anchor down spout strapping into the mortar joints of the stone veneer.

Contact Information

Monica L. Aleman
Agency Name
California State Parks
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Contra Costa
Northern California
Cross Streets
Marsh Creek Road / Vineyards Parkway
State Highways
Highway 4
Marsh Creek
Other Location Info
Marsh Creek State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302 & 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced and is included as “reroofing” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR§15300.4; and projects limited to maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, conservation, or reconstruction of historical resources, in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.


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