Monday, August 20, 2012
Another dig generated by The Friends of Brandywine Springs in 2006 - 2007. This dig highlights The Ladies Pavilion. Again I would like to thank Mike Cioski and The FOBS for their digs and preservation along with sharing these photos with us. Photos are property of the FOBS. Comments below each photo were provided by Mike. By clicking on their link on the left of the page, you will find The Friends of Brandywine Springs website including a schedule for upcoming digs.
A 1912 postcard showing the Ladies Pavilion (ladies restroom) with a porch all around. We found the footers for the building and porch during the 2006-2007 digs. We rebuilt the footers with the help of NCC Councilman Tim Sheldon, a mason by trade.
This Ladies Pavilion photo shows the footer with the mortar that had completely deteriorated and the only thing holding them together and in place was gravity.
The new red posts were erected by Chris Ellis for his Eagle Scout project. He used four tall posts to show where the building corners were located and four shorter posts to show the corners of the porch that surrounded the building. I am currently working on a sign to show the post card and text explaining the site.
Posted by LRCV at 8:17 AM