October 31, 2011
October 30, 2011
Pictured left is the stairway to the second floor which is accessed through the east side of the building. If the wall just below it was opened, another stairway would be discovered that leads to the basement. Underneath the carpet you’ll find original hardwood.
Pictured below is a similar restored pioneer stairway in Nauvoo, Illinois from where the Cox family migrated in 1846.
We are fortunate to have in our area the Traditional Building Skills Institute of Snow College located in Ephraim, Utah. For an overview of their masonry restoration workshop go to: http://www.snow.edu/tbsi/HISTORIC_MASONRY/overview.html
Jared Leslie of Manti, Utah is one of the most highly recommended craftsmen for the restoration of historic masonry structures.
October 23, 2011
Ben and Orson Kimball of Kimball Brothers Carpentry are working on a series of drawings as possible remodels for the exterior.
Shaun Layton of Layton Homes Incorporated is working on possible floor plans for conversion as a single residence, a four-plex, bed and breakfast or vacation rental, and combined residential/business space with an office.
Completed in 1861, the Frederick Walter Cox home originally faced east. A porch and balcony were added in the 1880s, but later they were removed, and the porch was added to the west side of the Manti House Inn. How would you restore this magnificent pioneer home (it is currently operating as a six-unit apartment complex)?