Restoration work on the Middle Valley Cultural Center

Porch Repair

The porch on this building existed before the bell tower was added in 1904. It was originally shingled but was replaced with a corrugated metal roof when time came to replace it, year unknown. The valley between the porch and tower is a very awkward space to work in and design wise is not ideal. A leak in the valley many years ago, caused structural failure and at one point (maybe when the metal roof was installed), a third porch support was added. During restoration, the porch was restored back to the pre-1924 configuration, as it may have appeared in 1904 when the tower was installed.

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Photos © 2015 Paul Krylowski

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