We think it is cool how the bricks are done over the windows. With the brick arched like that they didn’t have to use a very big header to span the opening. We are numbering the bricks just in case we try to put it back exactly like it was.
There are two types of brickwork in the Mooreland House. There is the brickwork that has been kept wet and brickwork that has been kept dry. The first picture is how it looked in 1891 and still looks today and the second picture is what happens when it stayed wet. Guess which stack of bricks we have to tear down…
Finally, something other than a roofing video! A lot of people have asked for a little more in depth tour of the porticos on the Mooreland House. Kerry has fulfilled that request. Today’s video has no construction or destruction. It is merely a video of how much design was put into the building of this beautiful mansion. Col. Moore truly loved his Minnie Ball.
Before we begin the wall teardown we have to make sure we know where everything goes. We will have to put it all back together! Frank is using drywall tape to mark where each stone is. There should be no surprises. Does anyone believe that? =) We saw this method of making and using story poles on the internet. What could go wrong?
The gap in the wall is starting to grow. We have taken down all the available small stones on the front wall and next we will move over to the left a little and start at the top.
After a couple days of diversion, we are back at it. Our Main Street rental house had a sewer line break so we had to dig it up and fix it. Meanwhile we have started dismantling the front wall of the Mooreland House. We are keeping track of where everything goes so we can hopefully get it all back together.
Frank’s family had a reunion in Montana so we have been away for a few days. Today we spent some time with the Mooreland House to see if we could figure out what she wants us to tackle next. Alas, she was no help. On our own we decided to tackle one of the things we really were putting off. We are going to take down the front wall, fix it right and put it all back together. Seems simple but it is gonna take a while.
As all of you who follow this blog know, we capped the roof of the Mooreland House off finally. We now have video evidence to prove it. It’s been a little quiet around the Mooreland House and on the blog because Frank’s family had a reunion in Montana and there was no internet access at the camp. We are back at it this week and hopefully will make great progress.
We are debating the next major project on the Mooreland House. In the meantime, we can focus for a while on the little stuff. Some of the little stuff is actually big stuff. Can you tell how big this poison ivy is from the pictures? Frank put his hand and size 12 shoe in the pictures so you can get an idea. It’s crazy how well the vines hide themselves. We cleared out this area around the Osage Orange trees last year.
We finally got to the video of pulling off the tarps. Of course, as always, you guys already know how it turns out because you follow us day to day. We hope you enjoy the more detail we go into and a few drone shots of what we are doing. Thanks for stopping by.