Bidwell Mansion Reroof and Full Exterior Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Bidwell Mansion Reroof and Full Exterior Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove and replace the roof and complete exterior repairs to the historic Bidwell Mansion at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park to help preserve the historic building for future visitors and ensure its use as an interpretative facility. Work will: • Remove approximately 8,743 square feet of existing wood shakes, sheathing, underlayment, and flashing; • Remove approx. 450 linear feet of existing gutters and downspouts and replace; • Remove the existing roof membrane and sheathing at the gutter sites and provide blocking to accommodate deeper/wider gutters; • Install a silicone roof coating on approx. 3,280 square feet of the existing membrane roof; • Use cement plaster to patch/repair around the exterior of the mansion and chimneys; • Remove deteriorated wood components and repair or replace, in-kind; • Retain/reuse existing sheet metal caps at balusters; • Replace 23 existing baluster urns with replica units; • Repair five (5) existing wood doors and all exterior wood windows; • As needed, remove and replace T & G wood decking and related fascia; and • Prep and paint all exterior surfaces.

Contact Information

Monica Aleman
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
State Highways
Highway 99/SR32
California State University, Chico
Sacramento River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1 & 31 Section: 15301 & 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and consists of the 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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