Awarded an additional $43,000 in CCA(now Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation-CCCHP) funds and, with the remaining $50,000 in 2014 CCA funds and $2,000 in private donations, rebuilt interior masonry course of the southeast exterior wall, foundation to roof, and replaced mortar on much of the exterior masonry.
This is a successful end to a long struggle to complete this phase of our project. The work was done by A-1 Masonry of Las Vegas and paid for with a Nevada Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation (CCCHP) grant, fundraising income and private donations such as yours. And last but not least, the window openings have been boarded up to further protect the building from the elements.
(Pictured below) During this phase of construction, we were able to have much of the missing mortar replaced on the remainder of the building. As you can see, the repointing of the missing mortar looks truly excellent. The next step is to sort through the very large pile of stone for the proper facing stone to rebuild the outer wall. Might be a rock-sorting party in the near future.