Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Stone Extraction and Cleaning

Many of the front granite stones had shifted out of place over time. The restoration work involves extraction of many granite pieces, some quite large, including the carved cross over the top of the entryway gable.

Gnazzo used a lull (a combination forklift and tractor) to move these pieces and power-wash the areas behind. The stones were carefully reset in place. New flashing will be added to further protect from wet weather.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Gnazzo Construction Begins Work

After a careful evaluation of bids from five separate masonry firms, our Governing Board selected Joseph Gnazzo Company, Inc., based in Union, CT to undertake Phase 1 restoration work. Gnazzo has extensive experience in historic restoration projects both large and small, and was able to begin work this fall. Their first step was to erect scaffolding over the entire front entryway and place protective tarps over the work area.