Mary's Heritage Home
First a little history:
This is a traditional 2 story "Row House" from the late 1800's. Her grandmother purchased this house and subsequently raised her family here. Mary's grandfather worked at the nearby Baltimore & Ohio Railroad repair shops. This house has been passed down through inheritance to Mary. It has been rented out for the past 10+ years and in early 2003 a decision was made to reclaim the house and renovate it to something near it's original state (at least as Mary remembers it). Just before the last tenant vacated, a small fire broke out and caused some minor fire damage, and major smoke damage. It was decided to gut the house as it did require a lot of repair work.
Upon completion of the "gutting" it was found that there was additional structural damage that needed to be repaired. The general condition found was as follows:
As the list above shows there was a lot of work ahead of us, re-construction was started around September 03. What will be shown here is a selection of pictures to show the progress.