The Cross House was built in 1894. It is located at 526 Union Street, in Emporia, Kansas. I purchased the house in March 2014.
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My blog posts about the restoration are below.
You are likely thinking: And why is a fully restored window sash extraordinary and wondrous? Because…drum roll, please…this sash is the very first part of the carriage house to be restored. The very first. The poor structure has been in bad shape for a very long time. And…the horror…the structure has actually gotten worse…Continue Reading
Today at the Cross House I did something…unexpected. I had not planned to embark upon this small adventure but curiosity overtook me. Soon, I was in the basement shop, working away. When….I encountered something unexpected. Something annoying. Something which made me mad. While driving home I knew, of course, that I would blog about this….Continue Reading
The left shelf revealed…to my great surprise, as previously detailed…a seeming faux bois (painted wood) finish, as is common throughout the Cross House. But why would the pantry have such an expensive finish? The right shelf revealed…to my great surprise…exactly what I expected: under numerous layers of white paint there was an original shellacked…Continue Reading