The Heights of Restoration

The Heights of Restoration

Zack the Mason takes charge of chimney reconstruction After a two days of work dismantling and restoring the century-old chimney, master Mason Zack Mischler poured the concrete cap on the chimney around the flue liners. All that remains are for Zack to remove the...
Gutter Glamour

Gutter Glamour

Last week, the EPH crew un-boxed the copper fittings purchased from Gutter Supply as they began the process of re-creating the original type of gutters that were on the house when it was built in 1910. In the middle photo, the crew has erected scaffolding to access...
Skunk Cam!

Skunk Cam!

A striped bandit invades the job site!   Our Eikenbary-Pierce House camera* caught a skunk on the prowl overnight. It checked out yesterday’s lunch site, then ambled over toward the Little Free Library. It was a nice plump critter, really cute, but we are...
From Post to Pillar

From Post to Pillar

Restoring the Pillar Facings at the Eikenbary-Pierce House At the close of the work day today, we could start to visualize the finished exterior, so very different from our earlier memories of it as a white house, still grand but sorely in need of repair. The...
A Little Free Library Is Born!

A Little Free Library Is Born!

Tanya Starkel of Avenue Stone Real Estate brightened our day by stopping by to check out our new Little Free Library and greet project director Henry Pierce III while he was at the porch-pillar reconstruction workstation. Constructed and installed the week of August...