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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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