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Paul and Audrey Poberezny Home Purchased by Aircraft Spruce
January 19, 2017 - Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company recently closed on the purchase of the longtime home of Paul and Audrey Poberezny, located just south of the EAA Aviation Center and the AirVenture grounds. It marks an excellent transition for the property, as Aircraft Spruce officials plan to use the home as a tribute to EAA’s founding family.
The house was Paul and Audrey’s home beginning 1991, when they restored a century-old farmhouse that had fallen into disrepair. The property also includes Paul’s personal office and workshop, as well as many artifacts and photos from the family’s aviation and EAA history. The eventual goal is to make the house available for tours and special events.
In announcing the purchase, Aircraft Spruce officials noted that the company and the Poberezny family maintained a close relationship for more than 50 years and that they were excited to have the opportunity to preserve the historic home and make it available for future use.
Over the next several months, work will take place to update some of the non-public living areas in the house prior to opening it for tours and functions. EAA officials worked with Aircraft Spruce in recommending local contractors to ensure that the culture established by the Poberezny family is maintained. Following completion of that work, the home will be available for scheduled events through EAA, likely beginning later in 2017.
EAA appreciates the commitment of Aircraft Spruce and the Irwin family to preserving this home and the unmatched history associated with it. More details on the public availability of the facilities will be announced as they are finalized.