One of the most ancient piping materials is clay, with its use dating back to 4000 BC. From the late 1800s thru early part of 1900s, vitrified clay pipe (with a salt glazing applied to both the pipe’s interior and exterior surfaces, a “carry-over” process from Europe), was the most common pipe used for sewers in the United States.
Vitrified clay pipe excavated at Hannah’s Hill.
With the installation of a new septic system here at Hannah’s Hill last week, first step was to dig and find the century-old clay sewage pipe near the house. Continue reading
I thought we’d never be able to get the white paint off our front porch. We think it was initially fully painted white sometime in the 1960s.
A1960s photo of the house – painted white brick front
Last week we listed our Houston ranch style home for sale!
And we’re happy to say that after 1.5 days on the market we have a potential buyer and are under contract! Continue reading
If you follow me on Instagram
, you’ve probably already seen a couple sneak-peeks of the roof progress. We’re making headway on the exterior face-lift and one of the things we’ve recently checked off the list is the new roof.
Keep reading about the roof!
When we were deciding what colors to use on the exterior
of the house, the old white corbels played into our decision. They are a key part of what makes the house craftsman style and we wanted to accentuate their presence. For decades, they’ve been camouflaged by an exterior color scheme of white-on-white. After spending more than a century exposed to the elements, the old white wooden corbels really started to show their age.
The corbels sat snug in the eaves of the house. From a distance, they look rather small.
Though up close, these architectural supports are actually quite large.