New Restoration Project Home from 1880

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Blog entry by Raymond posted 08-22-2019 03:57 PM 515 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest restoration project.

Now we purchased an old 1880 Cape Cod style home and i’m building my tool collection again. It originally had no power when it was built and had gas lights, at some point it was upgraded to electric lights, and now is upgraded to code. We removed the suspended ceiling that someone had put in and discovered the original gas light fixtures and crown molding were still in place, the lath and plaster walls and ceilings needed some work and that work to restore continues. We are returning it back to it’s 1880 grandeur. I’m using the gas lines that were run to the fixtures to fish electrical to and have adapted the gas light fixture to electric and used vintage Edison bulbs. I believe this will be about a 2 year restore project. This is a 2880 Sq Ft 6 bedroom home.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 08-23-2019 12:31 AM

Very nice project.
Good luck to you.
Be safe

-- Bert

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