Chimney two before:
Chimney two during:
Turns out chimney number three in the next photo was even worse than one and two. It had to be taken completely down to the roofline and rebuilt.
Today they are starting on the tuck pointing and the cracked window sills are getting replaced. Water seeping in through the cracks is causing the bricks under it to bulge out right there in the center. Looks like someone replaced one of the bricks at some point but never fixed the real issue.
This is another rather expensive project as you can't just run down to Lowe's and pick a couple of limestone sills up. It was a six-hour round trip on Saturday to fetch the replacements from Bloomington, Indiana.
But the good news is we have a meeting scheduled with the historical preservation grant committee for tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully they will like and approve of what we are doing here. And even more importantly want to contribute!