Thursday, October 30, 2008

Phoenix's Montgomery House stabilization work begins

Stabilization work has begun on the historic Montgomery House, 7th Avenue and Mohave, in the original Phoenix townsite. Dave Norton, project manager, reports that:
  • The original stucco is being tested for lime/cement content in order to come up with a stucco mix design per historic briefs recommendations. Once the stucco mix is determined, stucco repair will begin.
  • The chimney is being repointed and repaired. Thereafter it will be stuccoed per the original construction.
  • Several adobe bricks have been made from existing material on the site. Once the bricks have cured, adobe repairs will take place.
The project is being undertaken by the Arizona Preservation Foundation and D.L. Norton General Contracting in partnership with the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office, State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona Lottery, and private contributors. To support the effort, please contact Lisa Henderson, APF President, at 602-771-1134 or via e-mail.