In August 2013 I blogged about my father-In-law's house that we had to tear down, see here:
Funeral for a Friend
Now I can re-Blog an update on that property!
|Ralph Hitchcock's original historic home|
|The New and Improved version|
Ralph repurposed architectural pieces back into the new house
|we learned this piece over the windows was called a pediment|
shown here used inside the new sunroom
Because the brick was unfired, it was reused on places protected from the elements like the porch and
interior walls of the sunroom
to be used in the new
Provo City Center Temple
These two pieces are now in the new stairway
they were salvaged from the
Springville South Main street
chapel that was destroyed by fire
Ralph had been an LDS Bishop there
You may recognize some of these reused and reclaimed things from the old house
|Mormon Oak mirror - Reading Chair Throne - Built In cabinet|
On the fridge in Ralph's house is a note, typed by his mother on her old typewriter from her house in Buhl, Idaho:
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
These are words he believes and obviously lives by.
|Ralph reads to one of the Lads|
It was unfortunate to lose a historic part of the community, but fun to rebuild a home that is now a tribute to the old with many old things made new again!
Thanks for Letting me share.
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