The first Thanksgiving at the Francis House is (rightfully) for the hard working crew and their families. Without them, without Ron and his crew, the restoration would not be proceeding as well, as merrily, as soundly and as efficiently as it has. Thank You.
Our good (and long time) friends from Manila came by San Francisco on their way to a Thanksgiving reunion in New York. They came to (1) eat, and EAT we did but the 2nd thing on the agenda was to see the Francis House. Here are photos of us on the 2nd floor (cement just…
Hence, its 9 pm and men are still at work.
Just like shaking a cake pan filled with batter and leveling surface to fill air pockets.
Second floor re-bar all ready for concrete pour today.
Our structural engineer and truss consultant put their thinking caps on regarding the optimum angle / slope for the new mansard style shingle roof. The mansard roof is 8′ tall and is the height of the 3rd floor quarters.
There are many things you take for granted (until you have it): like how power / electricity, water and heat get transported from the ground up, how it gets circulated and how, if you don’t plan intensively, one mistake could make that difference. Here are those stub ups / conduits sticking out from the 2nd…