Something new has been added to the construction sign in front of the historic Duncan House – the QR code for the URL of this rehabilitation blog. [A QR code (abbreviated from “Quick Response Code”) is a machine-readable optical label containing information about the item to which it is attached.]
Thanks to John Orman for making the QR Code stickers for us!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Soon, we will finish the block/brick work and will move on to yet another phase of restoration. It's an adventure, for sure!
Hopefully, we will soon be preparing a pad for the 'outbuilding' to rest on. I have hopes of placing it on its permanent site within the next couple of weeks.
Monday, September 14, 2015
By the way, you may have seen some of these bricks as you rode by the old Corinth Machinery Company. Aren't they beautiful? I understand Corinth Machinery Company was built around 1869, so they are close to matching the pre-war period…
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
As you can see, the blocks, special mortar mix(es) and sand are all in place. Antique brick arrive tomorrow morning early and the piers should be built exactly according to plan. We hope to give Mr. Elder's steel (upon which the house continues to rest) back to him soon - we have had it tied up WAY too long.
Perhaps next time you drive past you can see some piers rising from the ground. Keep your fingers crossed. Lots of work to do, but let the fun....continue!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Currently standing on the Duncan House lot, this “project sign” shows a historical architect’s drawing of the house.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Now that the moving phase is complete, we can begin the difficult task of recreating the Duncan House’s original appearance.