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D. Shawn Beckwith
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Great place to visit this summer

Post by D. Shawn Beckwith »

I would like to invite everyone to view our updated website showing some interesting "behind the scenes" of the Westcott House restoration. Eventhough this may seem comprehensive you really donot get the FULL EFFECT unless you go to the property. This will only be a teaser. The Westcott is easy to get to and not far off Interstate 70 and The National Road.



Chambers , Murphy and Burge Restoration Architects

Schooley Caldwell Associates

Carol Yetken Landscape Architect

Elwin Robison Structural Engineer

Were truely great people to work with on this project.



The Owner ( WHF) is actively researching and doing its utmost to uncover more information regarding the Westcott's and thier experience and life at the property. Does any one have any data about the Westcott's?

Enjoy

www.durableslate.com/westcott.asp



D. Shawn Beckwith

Project Manager the Westoctt House Restoration

The Durable Slate Company

1050 North Fourth Street

Columbus, Ohio 43201

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Boy! That exterior looks white! Wright avoided white. Is it just the photograph, or is the house painted as white as it looks? If so, I would question the authenticity. It's a wonderful house, and a great thing that it has been restored, but accuracy is paramount. And White ain't Wright.

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I'm so glad someone stopped it from falling down.



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Post by MattCline »

The Westcott house is not painted white, but its close. Actually, its not painted at all. What you see is a final coat of pigmented stucco. Its a very light cream-like color, but again, its not white. Detailed preservation professional analysis of the original final stucco coat (which still existed almost perfectly preserved in a few places on the exterior) shows this is the correct color.

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