John's plan is to restore the house so that it will look just as it did at the turn of the century (if that is indeed how old it is). Up until this point he has been having trouble locating information on the structure, and has not been able to find any period images. "I would like to learn what the original paint color scheme was. By scraping I have only found yellow and a primer, but there must have been other colors judging by the intricate details." If there is anyone who would know about these things, it's John. He has worked on restoring the windows on both the Guaranty Building and the Darwin Martin House. Now he's up to his eyeballs restoring what will one day be a signature house on Niagara Street.
I'll be following John's progress over the course of the summer to see how the work unfolds. If anyone has any information to help John figure out the original paint scheme, please send him an email.
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