Thirty Feet

We set up thirty feet of scaffolding on the front portico and tied it into the Mooreland House. Frank didn’t get an overall picture after it was done but we have a couple when it was at 20 feet. For those who are curious, Frank has to stand on the scaffolding to hook up the stones to the new boom jib. It won’t be nearly as easy as standing in the work platform and using the davit crane. Frank took a few pictures of the top stones and was able to remove the finial without Bertha’s help. The gaps between stones is the missing mortar that has been allowed to let water into the walls for years. Mortar needs to be touched up every 50 years or so. =)

8 thoughts on “Thirty Feet

  1. Carrie+Myers July 14, 2022 / 18:43

    Glad Frank isn’t scared of heights!

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  2. Anne Young July 14, 2022 / 20:19

    I continue to be amazed at the details on the stonework, especially since the dormer is so far away from the ground. The stonecutters were great craftsmen and must have taken great pains to produce their finest work, whether anyone could see the finished product or not. They left a great example for us to follow!

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    • moorelandhouse July 14, 2022 / 20:22

      Yes, we can’t imagine what it would take to replicate the wonderful carvings.


  3. Margaret July 14, 2022 / 22:24

    How far down do you have to take the wall? Be careful moving those big slabs of stone. Yikes!

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    • moorelandhouse July 15, 2022 / 07:06

      We are going to take it down to the cornice molding/box gutters and reevaluate.


  4. gordonulrickson July 15, 2022 / 05:25

    I have to say I am glad both dormers will soon be on the ground. I am guessing putting this one back up will be the next project. Amazed at all you have done.

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    • moorelandhouse July 15, 2022 / 07:07

      We will button this area up after we take it down. We need to get back to the basement area and finish up the debris removal. That’s next.


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