Historical stone building 100yrs+

Old 02-23-06, 01:32 PM
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I am thinking of purchasing property that has a huge old building on it, of which I have pictures, but am unsure about how one would go about refurbishing it to be structurally sound, loose stones and the like. I think the main timbers are fine. Am wondering if it would be cost prohibitive to take this on. I have equipment to tear down and haul away but seems a shame to do that. Any thoughts? I want to make an offer fairly soon. Thanks!
Old 02-23-06, 03:24 PM
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Save it. I had the opportunity to do some work in the attic of our local chamber of commerce building, not knowing at the time it was built in 1793! George Washington was President!!!! All the lap joints with wooden pegs, mortises cut by hand. My goodness, do all you can to preserve it. Post pictures if possible.
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Sue try to find a copy of Michael Litchfield book "Renovation" the 3rd Edition. Your local library may have a copy. The book is full of information on resfurbishing older houses. Some of the foundation work he shows is amazing.
good luck

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