Yearly Archives: 2002

Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.2) – Fireplace Insert

After opening the fireplace, we contacted a local fireplace company to have them come out and inspect the chimney to see if it would be safe to use again.  They told us that the small firebox size and the age … Continue reading

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Basement – Before

This is the east wall of the basement.  The previous owners began putting up a new cinder block wall, but only got so far. The east wall, looking from the opposite direction.  Yet another project to add to the “to … Continue reading

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Main House Exterior – North Side – Lower Back Window

The back kitchen window with all the old paint removed and ready for the new paint. This is the aluminum storm window from the kitchen window.  I think that metal storm windows look awful on an old house, but since … Continue reading

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.2) – Fireplace Front Grate

A few months prior, we had been digging around in the basement and came upon this heavy cast iron part, but we had no clue as to what it was.  While opening the fireplace, we noticed that there were some … Continue reading

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Parlor – The Restoration (Phase 1.2) – Opening The Fireplace

Melissa always wanted a fireplace, wood burning, preferred.  So, it was eating her alive that the fireplace was bricked closed.  One day, she decided that she was going to open it up to see what condition it was in. After … Continue reading

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