Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Restoration Department is within a week of finishing the installation of the North side heart poplar siding on the Hollow. When this is complete, and the bed molding is installed, it will be the completion of a restoration project they started in the summer of 2005. There may be future modifications to the Hollow as its function is refined, but the goals of complete stabilization of the structure have all been met. Its a proud moment.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The restoration department is getting into their summer schedule. They are nearly complete with the Marshall house, with only the installation of two basement window sashes and a protective runner for the stairs to do. Jon Miano and Kaleb Newago are now painting the back entrance surround at Bacon's Castle, while Karl Newago and Mike Adams prep and install the heart-poplar siding to the North wall of the Hollow. These jobs will last 4 to 6 weeks. The department also had to take a quick trip to the Cape Henry Lighthouse to replace 7 missing 8x10 inch window panes that had blown out over the winter. The sashes are showing the stress of weather in a coastal environment, and the off season this winter would be the proper time to remove and recondition them. There will be no pictures accompanying our blogs for awhile, as our trusty old camera is being uncooperative.