Monday, March 24, 2008
Bacons Castle pumphouse
The restoration dept. will finish the demolition of the 1920-1940 pumphouse that was so riddled with termite damage that the siding nails would no longer hold. We will replace it with pressure treated materials, hardiplank siding and wood shingle roof. This is part of an ongoing process to take care of deferred maintenance projects based on aesthetics. If our properties look unkempt, we look bad. While we are at the Castle working this week of March 24-28 we will also take advantage of the location to spray primer and paint on the louvered shutters we have prepared for the Poe house and Farmers Bank. We are also in the process of trying to find heart poplar siding for our summer project at the Hollow, although we have had no luck up to this posting.