Parade porch balustrade from an old drawing

In the 50’s the home shown below was moved across the street to make room for parking and an addition onto Elgin High School.

There is an old picture of the house that was found at the Historical Society Museum.  It shows that  the tiny parade porch above the main porch  had a curved balustrade on it.

I replicated the little balustrade usign the same design as the porch only shorter.parade porch balustrade at 59 S. Gifford

The picture also shows that there was a huge keystone above the attic window. I made one to replace it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The porch was missing some of its long brackets so I made some to match.

 

 

The side second floor window had its fan light window removed.

 

 

 

 

I made one to replace it as shown at right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A huge thanks goes out to John Anderson and Paul Cayez for rehabbing this great house.  For many years it was a problem property with several rental units.  It is now a single family home with great owners.

 

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