Monday, December 19, 2011

Earl (shown waving from upstairs window) and his son, Anthony, pulled the siding down today. One can more easily picture what the completed home will look like now that a difference can be seen between the gambrel and the lower wall. The green asphalt shingles on the gambrel front will be replaced with cedar shake. The German siding below that will be restored.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eastern most chimney collapsed and will have to be rebuilt. Clay bricks were soft due to exposure to constant moisture.
Photo shows eastern upstairs bedroom. Rafters and roof decking, except for lots of decay near the chimney penetration, were found to be in pretty decent shape.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wall paper under the drywall in the room east of the entry foyer (which will be the dining room once the project is complete).

Wall paper found between plaster and drywall in entry foyer.