The Cross House
Today’s post is not much of an adventure.
But it is an update!
You see the four limestone plinths?
If the left is ONE, and the right is FOUR:
The paired columns were installed this week. The columns were badly rotted and required significant restoration. The capitals are new, and made from resin.
This pair has managed, somehow, to remain in place and in fine condition for 120-years. A miracle.
One column remained. It has been taken down so I can consolidate the bottom. Then it will return, along with a resurrected column with another new resin capital.
One column remains. It also needs to come down for a bit-o-consolidation. Then it will return (with a new base), along with a resurrected column with a new resin capital.
See the beam between TWO and THREE? We had to rebuild that. Got it primed today (62 degree weather in January!!!!!!!).
The downspout to the left is temporary. It will soon be removed.
The large window sash has not yet been painted black. Nor the sashes to its right.
After THREE and FOUR plinths receive their resurrected columns, the focus will shift to resurrecting the porch railings (whoee!), and then later the porch lattice (whoee!).