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Note ID: MS39
Weather Conditions: sunny, low-70s
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Attic
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Attic has been substantially cleared out. There was a great deal of cellulose insulation on the stairs. All debris being removed by attic stairs, through Governor's Bedroom and down a chute placed at one of the east windows.


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Note ID: MS186
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Beneath Ballrooms
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Area beneath the North and South Ballrooms has been trenched for utilities (primarily water supply and drainage) and those utilities have been roughed in. No artifacts or other features were noted in the trenches.


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Note ID: MS188
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Beneath Ballrooms
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: The historic configuration of the east wall of this basement space, the original rear wall, is no longer recognizable. The remants of this wall are temporarily shored up.


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Note ID: MS190
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Kitchen (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Kitchen demolition is nearly complete, as is the rough-in for below grade utilities. There is discussion of whether the wall separating the Kitchen from the Service Area can be retained.


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Note ID: MS189
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Kitchen Service Area (E) / Serving Scullery (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Hard finishes (tile and tile setting bed) are still being removed from the west wall of the Kitchen Service Area, the original rear wall of the mansion.


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Note ID: MS187
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Mansion Director (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Demolition of plaster and drywall on the east wall of the Mansion Director's Office reveals what appears to be a historic door opening. Brick jambs were whitewashed. Opening will be preserved, if possible, and used for shelving.


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Note ID: MS185
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Men's Room (E) / Powder Room (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Window in former men's room has paneled jambs. Light from window has been blocked by the North Portico. Architect wishes to salvage and replicate these paneled jambs. Beneath the panel is a painted (olive green) plaster finish. These paneled jambs are similar to the paneled door jambs removed in the first days of the basement demolition effort.


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Note ID: MS179
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - Dining Room (E/R)
Work Type: Floor Conservation
Notes: Tidewater Preservation is making and fitting radiused oak patches to repair the perimeter of the parquet flooring in the oval-shaped Dining Room. Because the Dining Room flooring is thicker than the other parquetry Rich (from Tidewater Preservation) has to laminate a piece of wood to the back of the flooring piece. Curving a non-radiused piece of flooring as a patch proved difficult because the mechanically curved pieces (vs cut radiused pieces) are under a lot of pressure and tend to deform.


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Note ID: MS183
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Above Ballrooms
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Demolition of partitions in the 2nd floor over the Ballrooms and in the Governor's Bedroom is quickly accomplished.


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Note ID: MS184
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Bath #4 (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Removal of a medicine cabinet reveals masonry infill (appears to be an patch because of sloppy mortar joints) and some vivid 1960s or 1970s geometric wallpaper. This masonry patch may indicate the location of a window onto the north stair. This interior window would have "borrowed" natural light from the exterior window in the bathroom's north wall.


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