Hull Family Home and Farmstead - Table of Contents

Garret and Basement - Restoration from 2004-2018
Hull Family Home and Farmstead

5976 Genesee Street, Lancaster, NY
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2004 photo - Historian John Conlin leads a tour of the house - Garret
At the ridge (top) there is a forty foot long single hewn ridgetree into which the ends of of each pair of log rafters is pinned in a mortise and tenon joint   ...   The ridgetree or rooftree is an 18th century structural feature transplant   



2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Garret
Horizontal purlins under the rafters supported by braced purlin posts which extend below to the 2nd floor and into the basement  on top of stone posts..



2011 photo - Garret
Horizontal purlin under the rafters supported by braced purlin posts which extend below to the 2nd floor and into the basement  on top of stone posts.



2011 photo - Garret
Rafters are pinned in a mortise and tenon joint into the ridgetree   ...
Note reconstructed Federal style oval window and original foot-wide pine floor boards   ...
At the right, note horizontal purlins under the rafters supported by braced purlin posts.




2011 photo - Garret
Onondaga limestone wall.

When the Landmark Society of the Niagara Frontier [now the Preservation Buffalo Niagara] purchased the Hull House in 1992, there was a rectangular window in the space    ...     Examination indicated that there was a  Federal style oval window originally   ...  
  This is a
oval window reconstruction, as is the window on the opposite end of the attic.





Basement


2011 photo - Basement
Steep, narrow staircase



2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Basement
Door leads to backyard




2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Basement pillar support
Onondaga limestone pillar



2011 photo - Basement pillar support
 Onondaga limestone pillar that is the base for purlins on the first, second and attic stories   ...     Door to larder (a room or large cupboard for storing food.)



2011 photo -Basement pillar support
Onondaga limestone pillar detail   ...   The rounded corners of the stone indicate that these were pieces probably found lying on the ground, i.e., these were not quarried rocks.






2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Basement beehive oven and cooking hearth
At left, behind closed door: Beehive oven     ...   At right: Cooking hearth



2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Basement beehive oven and cooking hearth
Beehive oven door open   ...    Bottom section of the beehive oven is for burning wood, the heat from which rises to the upper beehive oven section   ...    Floor needs replacement; mortar pointing is needed; hearth needs work.



2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Basement beehive oven
Ceiling of the beehive oven



2004 photo - Historian John Conlin's tour - Basement cooking hearth
Note the original three foot long wrought iron cooking crane



2011 photoBasement beehive oven and cooking hearth
Replaced lath work   ...  New Eastern white pine foot-wide floor boards   ...    Partially restored cooking hearth    ...
At far left is an Onondaga limestone pillar that is the base for purlins on the first, second and attic stories



2011 photo - Basement beehive oven and cooking hearth


2011 photo - Basement cooking hearth
Restored fireplace surround   ...     The new wood in the center of the mantel bottom fills in a gap in the board   ...   The Onondaga limestone fireplace wall  has been repointed   ...    Note the original three foot long wrought iron cooking crane.





2018 photo - Basement 
Lathing on wall at left now plastered and painted   ...   Beehive oven and cooking hearth fully restored 



2018 photo - Basement beehive oven


2018 photo - Basement beehive oven
Beehive closed door now painted



2018 photo - Basement cooking hearth
Wrought iron cooking crane in upper right


2018 photo - Basement
Reproduction sheet metal reflector oven



2018 photo - Basement
Reproduction sheet metal reflector oven




Larder

Larder: a room or large cupboard for storing food


2018 photo - Basement larder
Wooden wall not original   ...   Note bottom of photo which is enlarged below:



2018 photo - Basement larder
Original stepping stone on the basement floor


2018 photo - Basement  larder
Onondaga limestone walls   ...   Detailed below:



2018 photo - Basement larder
Onondaga limestone wall





Special thanks to Hull Family Home and Farmstead Executive Director Gary Costello for his assistance in 2004, 2011 and 2018

Photos and their arrangement 2018 Chuck LaChiusa
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