Previously, I did a post about the long lost finial atop the octagon tower. This is the only image I have of it, circa-1932. (Image Mouse family archives.)
A close-up image.
Today, I received a drawing from Mark at WF Norman. Cool. The lower part would also be covered with…
..fish scales. Very cool.
I told Mark to go ahead! I am hoping the octagon finial will be ready to pick up when the turret finial is ready.
And I am counting the days!!!!!!!!
The great north all of the Cross House. See the main gable? See the pair of windows?
In April I discovered that the upper sashes looked like this originally. But sometime after 1970, the muntins (the thin bars making the squares around the edges) were removed. Thus, the upper sashes looked just like the plain lower sashes. Well, there is a limit to what my delicate sensibilities can endure, so, at 7AM this morning, I met with Scott from Hoefer Stained Glass, at the gas station on the highway (Scott was passing by on his way to another job; I felt like we were doing a drug deal while passing things between our vehicles)), to drop off the upper sashes, so the missing muntins could be recreated.