We are approaching this project like we approach all of our projects. We are letting the building lead us to the next steps. Every building tells a story, you just have to give it a chance to speak.
Our first steps were obvious, we'd have to remove the two layers of substitute siding to get to the original clapboard. Why? There was no way to easily fix the aluminum siding, plus we knew we had to fix the water leaks and rot that are plaguing the exterior of the building.
It was exciting to see the first layers of aluminum come off the side of the building to reveal the depression-era "brick" siding hiding below. And we started seeing some of the elements that had long been hiding underneath. What is that, a door?