A Legacy Preserved: After
The crew duplicated the original roof, including the spire and crown molding. They repaired the soffit and fascia and removed the Yankee gutters. The siding was scraped, primed and renovated. The porch was jacked up and its many parts—seven columns, 76 spindles, circular handrail and regular banister work, tongue and groove ceilings and flooring, dentil work, post pillars and pads—were re-fabricated and replaced. A craftsman did the metal work in the appropriate style, era glass was replaced and re-glazed, and sashes were built and repaired. We found the original house colors when the crew tore off a porch addition; a year after restoration began, the house was finished with a final coat of paint that matched its very first hue.
—Richard from Wilcox, PA