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Note ID: MS241
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy, mid-80s
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 6/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Above Ballrooms
Work Type: New Masonry Construction
Notes: At the 2nd floor, over the North and South Ballrooms, demolition of flooring, wall, and ceiling finishes continues. On the east wall the new masonry openings are being repaired with Portland cement mortar.


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Note ID: MS243
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy, mid-80s
Report Author: Mary Harding Sadler
Report Date: 6/3/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Bath #1 (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Ceramic tile floors have been removed, along with dropped ceiling, and wall finishes revealing numerous alterations to the space. Later we will find that a window once opened from this space onto the south Stairhall.


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Note ID: JL89
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Beneath Ballrooms
Work Type: Framing
Notes: Video of entire basement showing new concrete slab and new partition framing in area below ballrooms.


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Note ID: JL90
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - Basement - Cooler (E)
Work Type: Floor Conservation
Notes: Observed Rich drilling holes for acrylic injection system for conserving first floor parquetry above. Holes are drilled in the underside of the original wood flooring above, in the gaps (tongues) between floor boards. Acrylic is later injected into these holes to fill the void between parquetry and original floor, and thus reduce creaking.


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Note ID: JL88
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - Dining Room (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video of east wall showing seams in wainscot, exposed by baseboard removal, where former fireplace was located before its removal.


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Note ID: JL87
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - General
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video and digital photos of baseboard area following removal of baseboards.


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Note ID: JL86
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - First Floor - Old Governor's Office (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Video of removal of baseboard on south wall, east of door. Baseboard attached with T-headed cut nails (see artifact) which appear to be original. This baseboard is one of only a few that have not previously been removed to install electrical receptacles. The baseboard's top moldings were fastened with small machine made brads (see artifact).


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Note ID: JL100
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Dressing Room (E) / Governor's Dressing Room and Bathroom (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Digital photos and video of removal of 5' X 6' section of floor to examine 1906 false beam below between first floor hall and south ballroom. Cross section of removed section of floor shows original flooring to be 1 1/4" X 4" tongue and groove heart pine boards covered by later 1/2" X 2" tongue and groove hardwood flooring (the most recent hardwood flooring or carpet has already been removed). Original floor boards fastened with flat L-headed cut nail, one per board at each joist, face nailed about 1" from tongue edge. In floor structure exposed by flooring removal, there is an enlarged floor joist matching and aligned below the previously documented ceiling joist with mortises. The enlarged floor joist also has mortises similar to the ceiling joist, one of which still has the tenon in place cut off level with the original floor surface. Obviously these floor and ceiling joists held the ends of original wall studs that were later removed. At the top of the original joists there are drilled holes at about 3' on center, about 3/4" diameter and about 3" deep, that are slightly angled (maybe 80 degrees leaning toward the east). These holes appear to be for inserting a pry bar to tighten the original flooring as it was being laid. North of the enlarged floor joist there is evidence of a prior ceramic tile floor--a wood board subfloor on ledgers attached to the original joist sides, and the top of the original joists chopped with a hatchet to form an inverted V shape. This construction was for a concrete setting bed and ceramic tile floor that has previously been removed.


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Note ID: JL102
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Northeast Bedroom and Bath (E) / Family Room (R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Digital photos and video, in northeast corner, of evidence of ceramic tile flooring predating the most recent sheet vinyl flooring just removed. The evidence consists of the same woodwork modifications described in note 100 above. Concrete setting bed and ceramic tile associated with this wood evidence has previously been removed. It's obvious there was originally the same wood flooring in this location as elsewhere due to the holes in the top of the joists for the pry bar that tightened the flooring as it was being laid.


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Note ID: JL99
Weather Conditions: Sunny, low 80s
Report Author: Joseph D. Lahendro
Report Date: 6/4/1999
Location: Mansion - Second Floor - Old Governor's Bedroom (E/R)
Work Type: Demolition
Notes: Digital photos and video of removed bottom sash and exposed window jambs at south window on west wall. Sash appears to be original or very early with mortise and tenon corners and muntin ends (end of mortises visible in end rails). The sash was modified in 20th century to add metal weatherstripping and chains for sash weights.


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