More Roofing!


The rear of the Cross House, a few months ago, before restoration work began. Note the ugly asphalt roof on the one-story extension.



And today! Whoee! While I appreciate that the new roof does not look like much now, once everything else is done and painted it will look pretty good. I selected the asphalt shingles because they complemented the 1920s diamond tiles on the main roof (which will be staying), and the original wall colors (which the house is being repainted with). NOTE: The non-original basement entrance shed has been removed. It will not be returning.



And today! Whoee! Groh Roofing has started on the octagon tower!!!!!!!! NOTE TO SANTA: I want a bucket truck.



Groh removed like five layers of asphalt shingles down to the original sheathing boards. Then they put on temporary tarpaper to protect the roof over the weekend. Over to the left is the newly roofed porte-cochère. All the roofing is part of the Kansas Heritage Grant. And thank God for this grant!




  1. Cindi M on April 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I’ll work on Santa for your bucket truck and you badger him for my Bobcat!

    • Ross on April 17, 2016 at 10:27 am

      A deal!

  2. Matt on December 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Great case study. I love these types of homes. I am a roofing contractor in charlotte nc, and we have only gotten to do one octagon tower as there are not many homes that have them up here. Great job guys. I bet the the inside was just as immaculate.

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