Busted Rod

We were correct in getting this dormer facade down. One of the rods that we assumed was helping keep the wall secure was rusted in two inside the wall. It wouldn’t have been a help at all. We got down to the last couple of large stones. We were amazed once again at the sheer amount of tar that was used on this poor house.

4 thoughts on “Busted Rod

  1. Carrie+Myers June 29, 2022 / 18:20

    More brickwork for Frank and mixing mortar for Kerry! Poor Miss Mooreland. Bet she hated to see that tar bucket coming!

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    • moorelandhouse June 29, 2022 / 18:24

      Miss Mooreland probably had it figured out by then that it was bad for her. =) There were 100 tubs filled with her tears.

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  2. Roger June 29, 2022 / 18:28

    Do you know approximately what year this poor house started to fall into disrepair?

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    • moorelandhouse June 29, 2022 / 18:33

      Old houses like this need to have the mortar touched up every so often so the water doesn’t get inside the walls. We don’t think the Mooreland House was ever properly maintained because no one knew exactly what was needed. The decay would have started about 80 years ago is Frank’s best guess. The box gutters also probably started leaking in about 1940 as well. It went downhill quickly in the last 20 years or so once the roof stopped being maintained though.

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