Karen Bode-Baxter taught us how to properly document a building using photos. We put our new photography skills to use on the same house. Building documentation is an important facet of historic preservation. Measured drawing and photos are needed for tax credits projects, National Register nominations and section 106 compliance, just to name a few.
Yet another successful department alumni, Jesse Francis, gave us a hands on experience using traditional techniques to make one of the distinct mortise and tenon joints that make up many of the French Colonial buildings we have gotten to know so well. Mr. Francis has played a major role in restoring several of the most significant vertical log buildings in Ste. Genevieve. The time, labor, and expertise it required to make even one joint gave us a true appreciation for the skill needed to construct these architectural treasures.
Chiseling The Mortise
Dr. Hoffman Takes His Turn
It's Harder Than It Looks
Laura Deep In Thought
Learning the Ropes of Measured Drawings
Mapping the Attic of the Parfait-Dufour House
Master of the Tape Measure
Never Enough Tape Measures?!
Photographic Documentation of the Theophilus Defour House
Puzzling It Out
Reviewing Some Photos
Richard Young Teaching the Crew the Basics
Sarah Was a Natural
Sawing is a Group Effort
The Green Tree Tavern