Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Driving through town the other day I saw these two buildings, completely stripped of their outer sheathing. The original material, which has been removed, was asphalt shingles, which was actually pretty ugly. These buildings are pretty old - I believe that one of them was the original U.S. Post Office at one time. After taking the pictures, I went over and read the permit, and they are going to replace the windows and doors and heating system. I bet they are going to look pretty nice when finished. The thing that I really liked about seeing these buildings in this condition, is that you can see the nature of the construction. The sheathing that is nailed on diagonally is to strengthen the building - they used to do it that way, before the time of plywood sheathing. Click on this picture to see it in more detail.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:23 PM