The Building of the Porch
The commemorative porch was started in the fall of 1989. Emily Levine, on the UNL Landscape Services Nursery Crew, was researching the agricultural farm grounds when she found Hazel Perin Reeder's book, Growing Up with the Nebraska School of Agirculture. Intrigued by the stories and the importance of S.W. "Dad" Perin in the early days of the farm, she collected pictures of the old house to use for the planning of the Porch. Bud Dasenbrock, director of Landscape Services at the time and worked to bring together support. Richard Wahl, Construction Manager of Landscape Services was the leader of the building crew. Research and planning continued and in the fall of 1990 construction was started for the Porch and completed in the fall fo 1991.
The site chosen for the Porch is close to the original frame house torn down in the 1920's. The Porch faces south towards Holdrege street like the original with a mirror side facing north.