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 Update on Sutherland-Wilson Hosue Restoration Work

 

Caption: Fall 2006 - Spring 2007: Starting in late fall, 2006, Sutherland Wilson house was completely scraped, rotted boards replaced, and repainted. Windows were reglazed and also repainted. Click image for a larger version.

 

Front of Sutherland-Wilson House with new copper gutters and downspouts, and restored front columns.

 

Caption: Week of 17 October 2005: Copper gutters, downspouts, and flashing have been installed. Also, the columns on the restored front porch have been given their final coats of paint. Click image for a larger version.

 

Rear of Sutherland-Wilson House with new copper gutters, downshputs, and flashing.

 

Caption: Week of 17 October 2005: Copper gutters, downspouts, and flashing have been installed. Note flashing around chimneys, which also have been re-pointed [tucked]. Click image for a larger version.

 

Restoration work on the front porch of Sutherland-Wilson House nearing completion with the re-installation of the columns.

 

Caption: Week of 10 October 2005: Work on the main front porch is nearing completion. The restored coumns are back in place, needing only shimming, two coats of laytex paint, and trim work around the very top of each column to prevent water from entering the columns at that location. Click image for larger version.

 

Walnut shavings creatred by a box plane while the infratructure of Sutherland-Wilson house was under construction.

 

Caption: Week of 11 September 2005: As work progressed on the fascia reconstruction, these walnut wood shavings were found. They would have been created by a box plane when the framework of the house was under construction. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

Construction detail at the upper, east end of Sutherland-Wilson house.

 

Caption: Week of 4 September 2005: Rotten boards were removed from the fascia and surrounding area on the east end of Sutherland Wilson house (in the photo below, see the brown area in the upper-right corner of the house). This photo shows the construction detail in that area of the house. Click image to enlarge.

 

Fascia repair on east end of Sutherland-Wilson house.

 

Caption: Week of 4 September 2005: Replacement of fascia and surrounding area is nearing completion on the east end of Sutherland Wilson house. Only the detail molding needs to be added and the area repainted. For details of construction behind the brown area (upper right), see above. Click image to enlarge.

 

Possible original screen door for Sutherland-Wilson farmhouse.

 

Caption: Week of 28 August 2005: An old screen door was found in one of the out-buildings on Sutherland-Wilson farm. It may have been used originally on one of the two doors that opened onto the kithcen/dining room porch. That porch now is enclosed and used as a kitchen. However, we hope to restore this area to its original usage and appearance. This door may help us determine the size of the priginal doors entering onto this porch. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

Fascia repaired on the southwest corner of Sutherland-Wilson farmounse.

 

Caption: Week of 28 August 2005: Fascia has been replaced and repaired on the southwest corner of Sutherland-Wilson farmhouse. Work on the fascie will continue into September. See 7 August (below) for the appearance of this area before restoration. Click image to enlarge.

 

Front porch columns being repaired and repainted.

 

Caption: Week of 21 August 2005: Front porch columns are being repaired and repainted prior to re-instalation. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

Front porch of Sutherland-Wilson Farmhouse under reconstruction.

 

Caption: Week of 14 August 2005: Reconstruction of the front porch is underway. More work remains on the columns before they are replaced. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

Pegged hand-hewed walnut beams in the Sutherland-Wilson house.

Caption: Week of 7 August 2005: With the removal of the deteriorated fascia boards, the original hand-hewed and pegged walnut beams of the house are visible. This picture of the southwest corner of the house reveals a post that is 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and a beam that is 4 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. The studs are 2 x 5 inches. Click image to enlarge.

 

Deteriorated facia boards on Sutherland-Wilson Hosue.

 

Caption: Week of 7 August 2005: Fascia boards on the house are badly deteriorated in areas and are being replaced. Click image to enlarge.

 

 

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