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Note ID: JL561
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Security Office (E) / Executive Protection Unit (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of concrete floor demolition. Slab has been removed and earth is being removed along west wall, where the removed material is clay mixed with rounded river rocks up to about 2" diameter. This material may be historic fill upon which the foundation walls are laid.


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Note ID: JL565
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Security Office (E) / Executive Protection Unit (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of window heads prior to, and after, removal of plaster to expose the structure above the windows. Ductwork is planned to be routed through the window heads and will destroy much of this historic material. Both west windows have a wood header along the inside face of the brick wall. The header is connected to joists at each bearing end with a double mortise joint., and joists over the opening connected to the header are joined with the same double-mortise joint. Behind the header is a segmental arched wood lintel about 6" wide and 6" high at its center. The lintels appear to be supporting only a couple of inches of brick wall along their western side. But they are helping to support three short floor joists for the flooring in the recessed windows above. At the outer west side of the north end window there is another wood lintel that appears to be supporting the brick wall above. The south window in this room has a steel angle lintel supporting the outer brick wall, and is obviously the result of modern work, possibly associated with the fan coil unit and ductwork located in the window recess above.


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Note ID: MS129
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 60's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Women's Room (E)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: John Paul Hanbury met Melba Myers, Cara Metz, and me to examine the shortened window (northeast corner, east wall) and the nearby wall paper remnants. Cara and Melba removed handsplit lath and samples of the pale gray floral wall paper beneath the lath. Another small sample of paper (abstract with deep red and ochre blotches, and black hatchings on a beige ground) was removed from the north wall near the window. Melba took digital photographs. John Paul noted that the windows in this northeast corner had been shortened. He asked the contractor to salvage pieces of trim for further analysis.


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Note ID: JL560
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Women's Room (E)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of northeast corner of original building, especially east wall where handsplit lath covered earlier plaster wall with wallpaper. Wallpaper has been removed by VDHR for study and preservation. Documented window casings and frame construction in this area before they are completely removed for preservation (the east window will be demolished to create a door).


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Note ID: JL559
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - Elevator (E) / Closet (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of elevator demolition. This work has exposed the rear, east wall of the original house, later covered by the dining room addition. The original brick wall and stone belt course are observable. Brick wall is painted with narrow, Federal-style mortar joints (inverted raised V profile). Stone belt course is unpainted with vertical tooling marks.


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Note ID: JL558
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - Ladies Parlor (E/R)
Work Type: Floor Conservation
Notes: Video of the application of "Back to Nature" stripping compound on new infill parquet flooring.


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Note ID: JL557
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - Stair Hall (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video of the two salvaged reeded trim boards used for flooring at the top of the north stair. The boards have been removed for study and preservation. A conservator noted the boards match the reeding profile for other original door trim on the first floor, but the width of the salvaged board is a little wider.


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Note ID: JL566
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid-60's
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Bedroom and Bathroom #2 (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video of elevator shaft demolition showing exposed east wall of original house. At this level the exposed brick appears to be modern infill with a portion of the wall having a painted plaster finish, apparently from a prior room altered for the shaft.


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Note ID: MS145
Weather Conditions: Sunny, high 60's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/4/1999
Location: Carriage House - South Elevation
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: New openings have been created in the south wall of the Carriage House in order to install new through-wall mechanical units.


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Note ID: MS141
Weather Conditions: Sunny, high 60's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/4/1999
Location: Cottage - First Floor - Living Room (E/R)
Work Type: New Finish Application
Notes: Space being finished for use as offices for construction manager.


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