Under Construction At Last!
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, corporate sponsors, members, and the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, we are finally under construction!
A few snaps:
A lonely presidential seat sits in the bathroom, now minus the tub. Once fixtures were removed, it was discovered that there was substantial water damage to the floor, and many of the original granite tiles are loose or broken. They will be reset, repaired and polished, and the wainscoting will be restored on the two sides of the bath where it had been removed. Note the original wooden tank cover over the toilet.
"Lathrop's room" with the original claw-foot tub, and sink just behind, temporarily stored and awaiting restoration. The tub will be re-enameled on site, and the marble sink and bowl cleaned and restored. Other than the walls, this room is in fairly good shape.
The main study, getting a new ceiling coat. Painting begins next week, with paper scheduled for the week after. In two weeks the period chandelier and wall sconces will be installed, dramatically restoring the look and feel of this room.
On a a furnishing note, thanks to the craftsmanship of Lary Shaffer, “Lathrop’s” Morris Chair is done, just awaiting cushions. What a beauty!
Will all this construction be done before the 27th? I’m told so, as long as the new fixtures and paper arrive on schedule. Keep your fingers crossed, everyone!