327 W. Chicago porch by W. W. Abell

Porch reconstruction at 327 W. Chicago

W. W. Abell, a prominent Elgin architect, designed the house at 327 W. Chicago.

A contractor friend was hired to rebuild a rotting porch and he asked me to make the details.  It was very satisfying working on a porch of that stature.

It needed a new porch apron.  Abell had designed it to have the horizontal and vertical pieces interlock.  I made it exactly the same.

The gooseneck rails were simply bandsawed from a 4 X 4 so I did the same.

I turned all new balls for the balusters and the finials for the newels to exactly match the originals.

Here is the back of the house:

Here is one of the fireplace mantels and stained glass windows.

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