Dave Mack giving tour of building. Thank you Historical Society of Old Newbury for the opportunity to work on such an important piece of history.
The purchase of this important historic site was made possible by a single gift from the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.
The expense involved with the restoration of this project was made possible through a grant from the Newburyport Community Preservation Committee which oversees the Newburyport Preservation Act adopted by the city of Newburyport in 2000.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
We are going to rebuild and insert a 9" T beam down the center of the girter. after steel is placed and throughbolted, we can scarf old timbers onto girter, concealing the steel.
New 3rd floor joist and subfloor. New joist were milled to match existing ones. Providing a perfect fit into old mortices and brick pockets.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Existing 6x18 Steel beam to be cut and removed. The brick around the web was carefully removed and saved for re-use Newburyport Fire Department on call for torch cutting.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The styrofoam gets a 1/2" smooth plywood top for the rubber roofing. Copper detail
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We were able to salvage the solid part of old hip rafter for replacement of end plate. Now we have a solid surface for the trim.