Apr 27



The board and batten siding has been added to the south side of the William Patterson House. The siding now covers the log structure on all four sides. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.

Gettysburg National Military Park’s William Patterson House, located east of the Taneytown Road, between the junction with Granite Schoolhouse Lane and Hunt Avenue has now completely lost its “log cabin look.” Board and batten siding has now been added to the east, north, and west sides of the structure. Board siding has been added to the south side of the structure. More progress has been made on the concrete foundation for the kitchen.



The Taneytown Road is in the foreground. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



Landscaping is also occurring around the structure as seen by the area where grass has been planted on the west side of the structure, and is now covered with straw. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



More landscaping on the north side of the Patterson House. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



The kitchen foundation has now been filled with gravel. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



A closer view of the gravel filling the foundation. Ooh. Aah. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



The large stones that had previously been in the foreground have now all been used in the foundation, or have been carted off to another location(s). Again the ground around the structure is being smoothed/landscaped. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



While boards have been placed on the south side of the structure, the batten isn’t completely in place. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.



Because the boards do not completely come together or “flush” with each other, there are spaces between the boards. This view gives us a good idea of how the batten is used to cover that space/gap between the boards. Only five strips of batten are in place on the right of this south side of the structure. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010.

Related Posts:

Taneytown Road Battlefield Rehabilitation on July 18, 2008.
William Patterson House Stabilization on August 11, 2008.
Cemetery Ridge Rehabilitation Shows Subtleties of Terrain on September 2, 2008.
Tree Cutting on East Side of Cemetery Ridge Covers a Large Area on October 15, 2008.
William Patterson Tree Cutting Update on October 17, 2008.
William Patterson Field Earthworks on October 29, 2008.
Confederate Earthworks on Seminary Ridge on October 30, 2008.
William Patterson Farm Tree Cutting Update on November 9, 2008.
William Patterson Field Earthworks 1890s Photo on November 20, 2008.
William Patterson Farm Update and Patterson Field Panorama #4 on December 12, 2008.
Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Bellamy: Colonel Edward Ephraim Cross Part 2 on January 5, 2009.
William Patterson House Deconstruction on January 18, 2009.
William Patterson House Stabilization: Reconstruction Methods Impressive on January 28, 2009.
William Patterson House Stabilization Update: Foundation Enclosed on February 22, 2009.
William Patterson House Stabilization Update: Foundation Nears Completion on April 5, 2009.
William Patterson House and Old National Park Service Visitor Center Updates on April 15, 2009.
Old Visitor Center and William Patterson House Updates on April 21, 2009.
William Patterson House and Peace Light Updates on May 1, 2009.
William Patterson House Update on May 26, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on June 11, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on June 28, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on July 17, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on August 1, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on September 12, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on October 3, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Stabilization Update on October 15, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Stabilization Update on November 1, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Stabilization Update on November 10, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update: Windows Installed on November 28, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House Update on December 11, 2009.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House January Update on January 13, 2010.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House is Receiving Siding on April 2, 2010.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House: Board and Batten Siding on the East Side on April 7, 2010.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House: Siding on the West Side, Kitchen Foundation on April 12, 2010.
Gettysburg’s William Patterson House: Siding on the North Side, Foundation Progress April 20, 2010.


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