Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sometimes . .

Sometimes, despite your best efforts and intentions, a building can get away from you. The Atkins-Johnson Farm restoration project being undertaken by the city of Gladstone, Mo., is going fantastically well. The main house and root cellar are beautiful. However, in the time it took to complete the exterior of the house the smokehouse (which was in bad shape before) deteriorated beyond hope.

It's an interesting contrast. A few more years and the main house would likely have suffered the same fate.

Note the use of logs (now collapsed) as ceiling beams.