|The north wall as it fell.
|Eight truck loads of garbage removed from house. Anyone want a television?
|Upstairs hallway looking from 1890s addition into 1857 stone portion.
|Newest addition where all plumbing was run in late 1990s? To be removed.
|Pristine kitchen, if you are into dumps.
|Notice any timbers? Approximately thirty inches on center, 9"x8"x18' hand hewn oak timbers supporting second floor.
|South view of house
|Southeast hillside view
|Looking toward North wall.
|Northwest corner of wall. Note the large approximately 14"x14". Still to measure.
|Stone and debris to remove so as to dig 42" frost footing.
|A steel cable added between the two timbers
|The galvanized steel conveyor which greatly aided in moving stone from wall base.
|Most interesting rubble masonry construction. Mortar was a precious commodity in 1857 and reserved for setting stones. Rubble was packed in with mud.
|Side view of front door. Note lintel being supported by steel elephant jack. Many stones had to be removed due to precariousness of situation.
|The dirt and debris was sifted to remove the large chunks of mortar.
|Beginning the trench for the footing.
|Exposed corner of 1890s limestone basement wall
|A 'mole' has been busy moving dirt
|About a ton of sand and half ton of aggregate hand shoveled off of truck. House is on hillside and thus all materials have to be hand carted up or down to road.
|Approved footing ready for the twelve batches of cement.
|Kitchen at start of demolition.
|1890s chimney covered at a later date
|Sadly the large timber was cut into and badly notched.
|Attic and second floor chimney removed
|First floor portion of chimney ready to drop.