Monday, December 7, 2009

Rear Yard Update - Privy Shed is Here

On Friday the privy shed was delivered!


Restoration contractor Kevin Groves, who has spearheaded many preservation and recreation projects for the Museum, built the shed at his workshop in Montgomery, N.Y. He'd hoped to create the structure out of salvaged wood, but it didn't prove possible.

Instead, the shed is made of new wood and several of the stalls will be roughed up and dirtied to make them look as they might have in the early 20th century. One of the stalls will be left clean to represent the era when the building, and the privy shed, were new. Over time, the rain, sun, and wind will also take their toll, weathering the structure naturally.

Next up: doors and decoration.

(Photos by Tenement Museum)

-- Posted by Kate

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