I am in the planning stages of restoring my 1880's front porch. The problem that keeps arising is trying to figure out what is original and what is not. When I look at the porch it looks like there are posts missing where the arches come down and just hang in the air. I am not an expert but it looks as though they should have posts in those locations (3.5 in total). I am hoping that I can get some expert advice on this and put the porch back in its original state. Neighbors who have been in the area since the 50's say that the porch has always look as it does in the picture, but even at that time the porch was already 70 years old and things could have been modified.
I haven't been able to track down any old photos of the house so far. Please let me know what you think.