We continue our journey through the renovation process at the Samuel Noakes House at 101 West Cork Street/201 South Braddock Street. Updates are posted each Tuesday through the PHW blog, following the progress with virtual hardhat tours. The previous entries may be found at the PHW blog at part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14, part 15, part 16, part 17, and part 18.
This week at the Noakes house, we will catch up with some of the exterior progress, mainly on the Cork Street side. With the final shade of green chosen, the shutters were installed on the building. The majority of the work took place in the rear yard with the limestone retaining wall. The existing wall was carefully dismantled and rebuilt to accommodate the new drainage lines as well as a new access point to the yard on Cork Street. To reassemble the wall, the mason John Delre marked each piece of limestone so that it could be reinstalled correctly.
Subsequently, the rear yard was graded, but actual landscaping will wait until spring. At the former location of the Braddock Street porch stairs, a small pad for trash cans and a planter box have been installed. The Barbershop area received its exterior lighting and was festively lit for the holidays.
Join us next week as we survey some of the interior changes that have taken place since PHW toured the building during the Holiday House Tour.