The Cross House
A week ago, I had no plans to remove the non-original flooring on the second-floor porch.
Then because I needed to do some other work on the house, on thing led to another, and I was surprised that the porch floor suddenly became A Current Project.
All old house owners know of this phenomenon.
A week ago, I had presumed that the original porch floor was simply hiding under the later floor. I had anticipated at some point in the distant future removing the non-original flooring, to find the 1894 porch floor in pristine condition, needing but a gentle cleaning after being buried for perhaps a century.
But, after removing the non-original floor, we found no original flooring.
It turns out that the original flooring had been ABOVE the later flooring, and was ripped out to install the latter.
However, we discovered EXACTLY where the original flooring had been, because it tucked up under extant trim. And I do love extant trim. All old house owners know of this special love.
And today, after having gone missing since either 1929, or 1950, the porch floor is (drum roll, please) once again back in its original location and height: