Great new porch for an 1846 Greek Revival home
The Historical Society is rehabbing the oldest home in Elgin. The city bought the problem property that was six units. They are keeping possession but letting the Historical Society rehab the property for their use. The interior is almost finished so they switched to putting back an appropriate porch. Here is what the property looked like when the Historical Society took possession. The cement steps lead to a recently and poorly built porch.
Below is an earlier picture with a different configuration for the porch.
The poorly built porch was taken off and a new concrete approach was added as shown below.
Here is what the new porch looks like.
Scott Savel of All Around Home Improvements was commissioned to build the new porch. His Facebook page does an excellent job of describing the process.
Here is the porch with a new paint job. The cornice still needs to be repaired.