The deteriorated metal roofing material has been removed and now timbers are being assessed. Eventually the whole roof has to be reseated upon the walls as it currently is slightly ajar, from generations of windstorms pushing at the structure.
In this shot you can see the lower level work that has already been completed. The workmanship is absolutely superb!
The front door from what I'd imagine was the parlor. This opens onto the front porch which overlooks the nearby Hagerstown Pike.
A peek into a lower level closet reveals the original log construction, still appearing quite square.
Although the fireplace has been long-ago walled over the surround remains. The modern scaffolding clues us in to the fact that the maintenance and cultural resources folks are using the house as a protected staging area for this multi-year project.
Hmmmm. I don't think these teenage mutant ninja-turtles are mid 19th century, but they are an indication of how recently the home was lived in.
Back down to the kitchen, which is a mix of 19th and 20th century domesticity (as well as construction materials).
The house and the barn are only part of the overall project, as evidenced by numerous new fences installed along the historic fence lines.
With the restored wagon shed in the background (details here), another historic outbuilding awaits its turn for conservation.