|This project is phase 2, phase
one being the
administration building we restuccoed 3 years ago.
Phase 2 is replacing the stucco on the wing
on the back.
|Before-stucco is badly deteriorated.
The old soft bricks under the stucco retaining walls are deteriorated because there is no drainage.
|Stucco removed from old bricks, and the
brickwork is repaired.
||Some of the old retaining walls had the bricks
|The front and rear steps had the stucco replaced or patched
Arrows show how the stucco protrudes out
past the steps, allowing water to get in the wall.
|The steps were completely taken apart and
rebuilt to allow a drip edge protecting the stucco. The steps come out an inch and a half allowing room for the stucco and a drip edge. These old lime stone stair treads were cut with a chisel.
|A virtual tour of Elk Hill. Here is an
and an underground food storage building.
|The old slave quarters.
|Two old 1800's houses on the
other side of the well.
||We're rebuilding and stuccoing
on Mary's house. Mary was the cook at Elk
Hill in the 1970's