When I purchased the Cross House in 2014 the south hall looked like this.
Then some idiot (who shall not be named) decided that it was vital to improve the traffic flow in the house by punching through the butler’s pantry to create an opening from the kitchen to the south hall. Can you believe this idiocy?
Luckily, a wiser head prevailed and this senseless destruction was reversed. After the wall opening was infilled the panty was fully reinstated. Whew! But THIS mess remained. Until…(scroll way down)…
…other bits were reinstated!
The Lincrusta has minor areas of loss (easily infilled). The base and chair-rail fit right back in place. And see that rectangle of exposed lath (top)? That is the east portion of the lost “extension”…
…which I detailed, at length, in a previous post. The “extension” is to the left (east), and right (west), and was trimmed with gold gesso trim (stored in the basement!). The adjacent door frame was not original (circa-1929?), and was gone when I purchased the house.
With the wall now infilled, the “extension” can also be reinstated, which I am unnaturally excited about.
This is happening because it’s too cold to be working on the shingling. Tomorrow though may be OK to work outside!