Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • These five images are showing what is known as the Loom House. In the late 19th century this little building was added to property behind the house. The use for the building was to house two 18th century looms. The wife of Peter Elmendorf (seated with cane), Catherine (along side of Peter) created a rag rug business and used this building. The photo taken in the 1930's; notice building leaning with rotten sills. The bottom photo shows Peter's parents in 1914, the earliest image of the building. This past year the Loom house was restored with new footings and sills, and floor system using original timber sizes and spacing. The first images shows the restored building.

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