When I purchased the Cross House in 2014, about half of the twenty main porch columns were missing.
One of my first goals was to restore all twelve columns to the west face of the L-shaped porch.
The missing columns had been lying in the backyard for many years, slowly moldering away. I hauled them inside the house and let them dry out.
There were four missing capitals. I had new ones made of cast resin. Dr. Doug made new bases.