For an overview of the work being undertaken by our summer interns, please refer to this earlier post.
June 23 – June 30
6/23/15 – The interns have begun their exciting work at Menokin.
6/23/15 – We’ve begun to identify some of the major stones original positions in the main house.
6/30/15 – This annotated drawing of the house shows how the stones are being tagged and numbered. This will allow their return to the proper place in the structure.
6/25/15 – Today was all about water table stones. We were out on site measuring the remains of the East facade. With each new day, we’re making more progress on putting Menokin back together.
6/25/15 – Bethany found a voussoir on one of the pallets today, which is a critical piece of Menokin’s window frames.
6/25/15 – Sarah is helping us update the database today. There is so much information in the jigsaw puzzle we’re trying to put together. But we are finding more of the pieces everyday!
6/29/15 – One of today’s tasks: identifying stones that need repair — this is a quoin from the northwest corner of the building that has broken in half.
6/29/15 – Inside the crack of a broken stone.
6/29/15 – Hard hats: some assembly required. Today, we sets our goals and tasks for the upcoming week. We will be identifying stones that need repair and identifying cut stones and window surrounds. Also today, we ate good Mexican food, had a Walmart adventure, and received our own hard hats!
6/30/15 – Tarp or slip-and-slide?? You decide…
6/30/15 – We found some rhubarb in the stone yard!