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Thank you for your interest. This phase is drawing to a close and we have the occupancy permit. The exterior is substantially complete except for a few missing pieces of trim. The sod is in and the house looks great. The Village of River Forest and the neighbors are actually rather haapy with the results. On the interior we have started staining the wood trim. Historic interior painting will start in Mid-October. The kitchen cabinets and other built-ins will be installed the first week in November. Then we get to move in and enjoy the house.LikaComet wrote:Hi there Mr. Harding...
How is the Davenport/Harding house project doing these days? Haven't heard much lately.
We have started on drawings for rebuilding the 1921 garage in the summer 08 and doing the rear yard. We will also build 88 screens and interior storm windows next summer in addition to restoring 6 more art glass windows. Shortly we will send out drawings and photographs to get pricing on FLW wall sconces. I am looking for sponsors. How does the Davenport Gates House sound?
I have refrained from posting in full detail with photographs because we will be speaking at the FLWBC Annual Conference in October. I want to roll out our best, most innovative research and work there to make it interesting for the attendees.
Thank you for your input. Both places are old fashioned hardware stores that are unmatched in most respects by the big box retailers of the world. I am getting window spring bolts from Killian's Hardware for 5 windows. This morning I am off to the Oak Park local hardware store to get the hook and eye casement stays.
I also found a manufacturer in Sterling, Illinois that still makes them under the name of "gate hooks". They make them for agricultural purposes.
Trust this helps.
D. Shawn Beckwith
Project Manager of the Burton J. Westcott House
The Durable Restoration Company