Putting the pieces back togetherAugust 29, 2010
I’ve learned a great deal throughout this project including what “terra cotta” means. And the word “corbel” (which I only knew as a brand of brandy before…albeit with a different spelling!) And the way the “v” in the word “pvblic” was commonplace during a few years in architectural history. I also now know that moving the pillars from the old entry to the new entry is painstaking word. I’ve seen how much care the crew from Masonry Restoration has taken with the terra cotta. *Thank you* to them for their expert efforts to preserve our important library history.
Piece by piece they took it down, labeled it, removed it, stored it, and put it back together. The work is almost completed now. I can’t tell you what a delight it was to see it today. (Click on the photo to get a closer look).