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Note ID: JL14
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid 70s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/13/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Security Office (E) / Executive Protection Unit (R)
Work Type: Excavation
Notes: Video of earth excavation and concrete underpinning.


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Note ID: JL19
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid 70s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/13/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Storage (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of brick seam in east wall (original rear wall) at north end of prior machine room.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: JL23
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid 70s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/13/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - South Ballroom (E/R)
Work Type: Floor Conservation
Notes: Observed Rich patching parquetry.


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Note ID: JL22
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mid 70s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/13/1999
Location: Site - General
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video of removal of trees along Governor's Street side.


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Note ID: MS172
Weather Conditions: light rain, mid-50's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/14/1999
Location: Mansion - Attic
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Demolition contractor is removing mechanical units, ducts and related batt insulation from attic by lowering it through a large opening over the 2nd floor attic stair hall. This material is temporarily stored on the 2nd floor before it is hoisted through a window in the Governor's Bedroom and lowered down onto trucks and taken off-site.


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Note ID: MS173
Weather Conditions: light rain, mid-50's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/14/1999
Location: Mansion - Attic
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: A large attic access is revealed when plaster is removed from the ceiling over the narrow hall leading to the attic stair. The access opening was temporarily filled in with 2 panels of beaded tongue-and-groove boards assembled as utility doors (one of the panels has a rim-lock with handle).


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Note ID: MS169
Weather Conditions: light rain, mid-50's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/14/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - General
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Basement demolition work may be completed in a couple of days. What remains to be demolished are trenches for utilities installation. the concrete underpinning along the south, west, and north sides is nearly complete. The basement is poised for installation of new work. Some repair of openings has begun. The few brick salvaged in the demolition process were temporarily stacked in a kitchen window. The VDOT videography team will soon document the condition of the basement "laid bare."


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Note ID: MS25
Weather Conditions: light rain, mid-50s
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/14/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Hall (E) / Stairhall (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: John Paul Hanbury noted the discovery of a granite threshold between the south stairhall and the new electrical closet. Fragment of granite submitted to DHR for the Collection. The threshold is stored on site.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: MS174
Weather Conditions: light rain, mid-50's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/14/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Hall (E) / Stairhall (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: The stairs hang unsupported over the basement "floor," now packed earth, unsupported except for temporary shoring.


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Note ID: MS171
Weather Conditions: light rain, mid-50's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/14/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Kitchen Service Area (E) / Serving Scullery (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: The west wall of the Kitchen Service Area (originally the mansion's rear wall) has been altered. Brick thresholds, that may be original, remain in at least two of the openings. There were two layers of brick flooring topped with a thin (1/2"-1" thick) cement coating at the thresholds of the two adjacent doorways in the original east wall. Demolition contractor stored brick from one of the thresholds in the window (north wall) of the former KitchenService Area.


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