This blog follows the reconstruction of the Revolutionary War Public Armoury on the James Anderson site
Reconstruction of the Blacksmith's & Public Armoury
November 2, 2010
New Views from the Webcams
Both webcams have moved over the past few days to provide new views of the ongoing work at the Armoury site. The Armoury cam is now in its permanent location facing south on the second floor of the Anderson House. The shed, which was “home” to the webcam for the first few months, has been dismantled in preparation for beginning the above-ground work to rebuild the Anderson kitchen. We hope this new view provides a better sense of the overall site and will provide a perspective of how the buildings relate to each other as each one is reconstructed.
With the off-site framing of the kitchen now complete, the roving webcam was moved from the joinery to the archaeological excavation site. This new location should provide a sense of one type of research that is being undertaken to help us determine what and where to rebuild. While many parts of the Anderson property have been excavated before, there are a few areas of the site where we can still learn more by digging. In its current location, the webcam shows excavation in the area around the east end of the Tin Shop. In the distance (upper right corner) you may be able to see archaeologists looking for evidence of the fences that bounded the Anderson property.
After a virtually rain-free summer, fall rains caused some delay while the kitchen foundations were being prepared. As a result, the kitchen frame raising will now take place toward the middle to the end of third week of November (17th – 19th, weather dependent). In the meantime, the masons will continue building the kitchen chimney base and the carpenters will lay the sills over the next few weeks, so there will still be plenty to see at the site (and on the webcams)!
Funded by a generous gift from Forrest E. Mars Jr., of Big Horn, Wyoming.