LVA Website   Catalog [search options]

Governor's Mansion Renovation All Records

Pages :   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125   Previous  Next Page

Note ID: MS40
Weather Conditions: sunny, low-70s
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Dressing Room and Bedroom (E) / Governor's Bedroom (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: North facing window in L-shaped brick recess (to be demolished) in the Governor's Bedroom was salvaged for reuse.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: MS182
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Northeast Bedroom and Bath (E) / Family Room (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Where the Northeast Bedroom and Bath have been demolished, some old, rose-patterned wall paper is revealed (samples will be retrieved by DHR). A (2"wide) crown molding trimmed the joint between wall and ceiling. A section of the crown molding was salvaged by contractor for submittal to Architect and to DHR Collections. Other paper samples were gathered for the DHR collections, including a green and salmon-colored border paper, perhaps from the Baliles renovations (also in Governor's Bedroom), and a 1960s paper (oranges and greens) that was in the bathroom.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  



Note ID: MS191
Weather Conditions: sunny, low 70's
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 5/20/1999
Location: Site - General
Work Type: Miscellaneous
Notes: Trees along the eastern edge (paralleling Governors Street) have been removed completely, opening up a whole new view from the Mansion. The three bow-fronts of Morson's Row (formerly the Department of Historic Resources' offices) are now clearly visible from the Mansion's driveway.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  
Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: JL65
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Kitchen Service Area (E) / Serving Scullery (R)
Work Type: Excavation
Notes: Video and digital photos of trench excavations for plumbing lines showing clay earth with no evidence of prior floors.


No image available


Note ID: JL66
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Kitchen Service Area (E) / Serving Scullery (R)
Work Type: New Masonry Construction
Notes: Video of masons working on west wall (the rear, east exterior wall for the original house) building a new pier, and forming jambs and lintels for new openings.


No image available


Note ID: JL64
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Pantry (E) / Office (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of north wall with new door opening created by removing infill brick in former window opening along with brick below. The prior infilled window opening started at about 3' above the floor.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: JL55
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Above Ballrooms
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of demolition progress within original house. Most partitions removed, appeared to be mostly early and mid 20th century partitions. Ceiling removed, which appeared to be mostly original material of handsplit lath and early cut nails. Good look at ceiling framing which appears to be mostly original. Ceiling joists mainly running in east west direction until about 12' from both north and south walls where the last joist is also a beam and is twice the width of the other joists. Mortise and tenoned into this beam is another beam running at a 45 degree angle from the northeast and southeast corners. Between the east-west joist-beams and the north or south outside walls the ceiling joists run north and south, west of the corner beams. All wood joints are mortise and tenoned with a trunnel pin. From the floor level it appears the ceiling joists are at about 24" on center.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  
Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  
Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  
Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: JL58
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Above Ballrooms
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of two ceiling joists that appear to have also been plates for the top of original paritions. They run in the east-west direction, one about 18' from the north wall and the other about 28' from the south wall. They are about twice the width of other ceiling joists. Visible at their underside are rectangular mortises, with the long side in the east-west direction, that are about 2' on center. They appear to have received the tenon tops of original partition studs. In the midst of handsplit lath, the mortises have been patched over with sawn wood lath apparently related to the later removal of original partitions.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  
Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: JL61
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Dressing Room and Bedroom (E) / Governor's Bedroom (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: second floor master bedroom area. Video and digital photos of general demolition following removal of partitions and ceiling. All construction east of the original house's rear, east wall is 20th century.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  


Note ID: JL57
Weather Conditions: Sunny, mid 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 5/21/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - East Bedroom (E) / First Lady's Dressing and Bathroom (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of ceiling framing which has an approximately 4' by 8' framed opening that was then infilled. The former opening runs in the east-west direction, and begins a couple of feet east of the north-south brick wall backing up to the north stair. The opening does not appear to be original because none of the headers and intersecting joists are wood jointed together, unlike all other original framing that is connected. Connections are simply nailed. Between the east header and intersecting east joists, there is a salvaged wood shingle used as a shim that has a round exposed end and appears to be stained with soot.


Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  
Governor's Mansion Renovation Photograph  

Pages :   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125   Previous  Next Page