The Cross House

Zounds! A new Discovery!

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So, I am working on the Great North Wall. See the pair of windows in the high gable? See how the upper sashes are plain glass? I never gave the sashes a thought.

 

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Today though, I discovered that the upper sashes were not originally single pieces of glass! ZOUNDS! This image was sent to me by Roger Heineken, and is from the 1968-69 Beta Sigma Tau scrapbook. The fraternity occupied the Cross House in the late 1960s, and tomorrow night they are having a reunion in the house!

 

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In this 1895 image, you can see, just barely, the lost original upper sashes! I never noticed before!

 

Oh, see the octagon tower? See how its upper window sashes are also missing? Well, not for much longer now!
In the west dormer, I knew that the upper sashes were originally diamond-paned. These were long gone when I purchased the house, and I recreated them. Now, I have no choice, no choice, but to recreate the lost upper sashes of the north gablel!!!!!

 

 

 

5 Responses to Zounds! A new Discovery!

  1. Totally off subject, but this evening I again drove by The Dockum Bulding, this time I noticed the outside light fixtures! And it breaks my heart that they are apparently coming loose from the building, one is pivoted sideways….I never used to notice these things, now I’m seeing the lighting! Would love to get inside, I think Kirstie Alley still owns it…

  2. Will these Queen-Ann windows have colored panes or bullseyes? And do you have a source of matching window hardware?

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