Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rear Yard Update - Paving Stones To Be Installed

In order to recreate the yard behind 97 Orchard, we've had to import some items - like the water hydrant staff member Melissa Cabarcas began installing last week. But other elements were part of the privy and laundry area's original fabric. While excavating the yard in the early 1990s, archeologist Joan Geismar dug up some historic paving stones (among a number of interesting trinkets, like shards of ceramic place settings and containers). We're laying them out in the yard to get a sense of how much space they cover, and how much new stone will be needed to fill any gaps.

-posted by Liana Grey

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