Monday, February 28, 2011

Sorry for the delay in my postings. This drawing is a representation of the facade of the Elmendorf homestead as it was first built. The house originally believed built by a land baron Pieter Pieterse Ostrander around 1710. Given the evidence of the pantiles found here ( see earlier post) we were able to determine the the original front and back walls must have had parapets. We have precedent for the inclusion of brick vlechtingen or tumbling in stone gables found here in Hurley in the Corn. Cool house. We believe that this house too must have had a stone gable fitted with brick. The brick were used in this manner to function as a way to seal the parapet wall. Evidence for the granary door placement exists in the center of the wall in the interior. Fragments of window glass were found along the front and back garret floorboards leads us to believe the gables front and back had glazing. Note fitted at the top of the gable is a finial with an iron hoisting crane used to pull the grains to the garret floor for storage.
Drawing done by my Mentor and friend John R. Stevens.

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