Above picture is from 1938.

P and I have taken on a project that many have labeled as crazy. This c. 1920's Spanish Revival was a foreclosure that had been vacant for about 2 years. This blog is my attempt to document our renovations of what was once a grand old house. Maybe someday it will be again. Someday.

30 January 2011

Hall ceiling removal

Due to water damage from years of roof leaks, the ceiling plaster in the downstairs hallway and stairwell needed to be removed.  This allowed us to check for damage to the upstairs floor joists and evaluate the plumbing situation in the master bath from underneath.  The removal process was dusty and exhausting, but we're hopeful that this is the last of the plaster removal.  We'll now be able to more easily update the master bath plumbing and more easily gain access to the wiring for the upstairs.

View of hallway from outside

plaster removal

floor joists

a dusty job

cutting out the wire lath holding plaster

N.H. in her personal protective equipment

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