In 2014, a 25-year renovation project began for the Nauvoo Historic Site in Illinois. The completion of the Temple District in May 2021 was the first phase of that plan, which included the restoration of three homes (the Weeks, Gheen and Hyde homes) and one rebuilt home (the Hunter home).
Accoya wood was chosen to restore the exterior trim, windows, doors and bulkhead on all four homes. The Hyde House, in particular, suffered from severe termite damage. Accoya is highly resistant to insect attacks and damage because it is indigestible by a wide range of pests and insects (including termites), resulting in an effective barrier for years to come.