What followed was a month long plaster party - and when I was done I was ready to get plastered! This would have definitely qualified for an episode of Dirty Jobs. I was able to get egg boxes from Genaurdis - which were heavy duty, had handles, and when filled were just light enough to still carry. How many does it take you ask?? Well a rough calculation was about 250 boxes for the first floor! And it took me several months to unload em - they were stacked everywhere....
Check out those walls - 12 inches of stone, with 1 inch furring strips to mount the lath.
OK class..... how many code violations can you find??
note the gas line and knob & tube wires going to same point
gas/electric fixture for foyer - before restoration
Along with the foyer I gutted the stairwell, which was probably the toughest part of the demo. Besides the logistics of getting to the upper reaches, it was really impossible to isolate it from the rest of the house. For about the next 4 months you could write your name on any given surface, even up in the 3rd floor.
Look like fun?