We tried to save the piece of plaster that this date was written on, Gill cut carefully around it and lifted it out. It just turned to powder in his hands and ran through his fingers.
The bare walls, that's the clapboard siding that you're seeing.
A few views of the roof, the rafters aren't pegged as they are in other parts of the house, but there isn't a ridgepole here or anywhere.
When the Thornburghs decided to add onto their home in the 1850s to make it into a Federal style dwelling, what was the outside wall became an interior wall. What you're looking at is the outside of the cabin and a chimney that was on an exterior wall. It now runs through the center of the house. The hole is what was cut so you can access both attics.
This is the chimney on the west side, although it's the newest chimney it's in the roughest condition. We are planning to remove it this summer.
After the plaster and lath were out we washed and washed and washed the floors. And then we washed them some more. :-)
Now onto insulating and then putting up drywall.