This is taken from the back side of the courtyard. The windows on the brick structure are being rebuilt. Additionally, the original shutters are being carefully dismantled and rebuilt by Winston Ingalls. Once they are complete, they will fully-function as would when first built.
Nearly complete shot of our new outdoor patio entrance. The covered roof section will have posts to mimic the original 1865 design. The original home had an open air porch but it had been enclosed in 1922. We determined to leave it enclosed as it created a nice foyer and sunroom.
The concrete work for the patio has been laid.
Second floor front patio railings taken off to be restored.
Ceiling of the smokehouse.
Roof of smokehouse removed.
Furniture found in smokehouse. Date unknown.
Laying up against the furniture piece is a scythe used to cut wheat. Probably from late 1800s.
Photo taken from the south yard. This is the location of our new courtyard. The brick summer kitchen is far left with the horse barn in the background. The carriage house, back right, still stands. This photo would have been taken around 1920.
Photo taken from the south porch. The window, back center, was the kitchen at this time. This porch was enclosed around 1922 and transformed to a kitchen. We intend to return this to a porch with 2 sets of doors opening to the courtyard.
Photo taken from the south yard around 1910. The sidewalk is still in great shape.
Photo taken at south porch around 1910. We were able to locate the original door and transom stored in the attic of the summer kitchen. There is an identical door at the center of the porch therefore making the entire exterior original to 1865.