It's been about 4 months since I last wrote on my blog, so let me bring you up to date.
Our contractor has been working diligently to complete the west wall of the Historic Presidential Railroad Station and just last week, using the reclaimed lumber we procured, added all new/old window frames to the exterior.
After all of the window frames were completed, They added all six windows. The top 3 are smaller and actually have the interior hardware that allows them to be opened up for air-flow. The bottom 3 have been sealed up since about 1942!
So, in effect, as it stands today, this side of the station looks exactly like it did back in 1942. Over the last 75 years, these bottom 3 windows have not been seen by the public from the exterior. It sure lets a lot of light into the station.
When that work was completed, they tackled the creation and addition of the missing Tudor trim that was attached over the stucco in many of the panels above the brick.
First shot-before re-installation of recreated door and windows
Second photo after the new door and windows are installed
Third photo shows the brick after priming
Fourth photo shows the brick after painting. And YES! this is how the brick looked when the station opened up in 1902.
Bottom photo shows the Tudor trim re-installed as well as all 6 windows.
You can easily see that the stucco with the shells embedded in it has NOT been painted over. Again, this is how it was done in 1902.
Yes, that's my shadow.
And Just so everyone knows, we now have Electricity on site.
We had our inspections and PSE&G came in and hooked us up to the grid.
I have posted those photos on our OBRM Facebook page.
Question for all of you--
I am thinking of not writing this blog anymore due to the fact that I am now on Facebook (a decision that was made for me, not by me) and both Steve and I are administrators.
I would think that if you are reading this, you may also be reading our Facebook page.
Please leave me a comment whether you would like me to continue this blog or are you reading this info on our Facebook page.
I'm sure that I can always have our "OBRM BLOG" be changed to a direct link to "OBRM FACEBOOK" Page.