As he paints, Roy Riley has repaired what is rotten. Here’s a bit of the base of one of the columns. The trim around the base of the facade is now replaced and it’s looking almost finished. Half the windows are done. He takes the sash home to work on in the shop. Soon all the windows will open!!
The church front has been scraped, primed, and received one coat of finish paint. Another coat of finish will be applied when the temperature is warmer.
When the church was scraped the seam where the church was cut in 1910 to be moved became prominent.
It looks as if they cut off the columns at the top to move it also.
Some rotten wood was removed for repair revealing that the columns are purely decorative, not actually weight bearing at all.
Last week the column with a gap on the front porch was repaired.
Check out the columns next Sunday.
Also, the leak in the flashing where the link joins the sanctuary was repaired. You can see new shingles from the Ed. building.
Thanks to Bob Hungerford for his craftsmanship, knowledge, hot, sweaty work and good humor. He has completed the restoration of the bell. Thanks to Clark, also, his cheer leader, photographer and companion in the hot cramped steeple. Below are “Before” and “After” shots. Check the “Bell and Steeple Repairs” category for more pictures along the way.
It was 85o and very tight quarters up in the steeple.
It’s rained and blown and we are leak free! Work came in as estimated at $3800.
Bell Repairs will begin any day.