National Registry of Historical Places
Restoring the Building
Temple Before Starting
Removing Shingles, Plywood Sheeting the Main Roof & Weather Sealing
Support Bracing of Posts and Portico
Rotted Roof Area Removal
Post Bottom Repair
Portico Roof Replacement
Lanai Post and Railing Replacement
Side Stair Replacement
Lanai Ceiling Replacement
New Roof Shingles Installed and Later to be Painted Red
Continuing the Work
There is still much left to do:
We still have the back wall and other termite damaged siding and trim to replace. The roof Dutch gable vents need to be replaced. The doors, hardware and windows need to be replaced or repaired. The ridge structures needs to be completed with new carvings and symbols to be crafted, painted and installed. The exterior needs to be painted white and the black decorative scroll work and trim repainted. The interior ceiling floors and walls need to be repaired and painted. The electrical wiring and fixtures need to be replaced.
Because this is a registered historic building everything has to be restored as close to the original as possible. This costs more in time and money than building a new structure.