This blog follows the reconstruction of the Revolutionary War Public Armoury on the James Anderson site
Reconstruction of the Blacksmith's & Public Armoury
December 14, 2012
Tinsmith Shop Frame-Raising: December 21st.
Webcam watchers will notice that they have a freshened perspective on the Armoury project. The roving camera is now trained on the Tinsmith Shop where Historic Trades Carpenters, this morning, capped the foundation with sills and floor joists. Frame-raising is scheduled for next Friday, December 21st. Beginning around 11 a.m., and wrapping up at around 4, Garland and crew will raise the west, south, and north walls, set the plates, and place the rafters…a full day’s work.
If you happen to tune in between now and then, you may catch the carpenters building the east wall. To accommodate the very tight fit between the Armoury and Tinsmith Shop, and to avoid damage to the chimney, this east wall will be built in place, before the rest of the frame is raised.
So as you find breaks in your busy holiday schedules, please join us either in-person or via the roving webcam to admire the progress being made at the Tinsmith Shop!
Funded by a generous gift from Forrest E. Mars Jr., of Big Horn, Wyoming.