Out house doesn't qualify as a historical property, but the in-house restoration expert did a little of his expert work on the front stoop. The 60 year old supports for the overhang had developed a rather disgraceful condition.
They haven't been painted yet because it has bee too rainy and damp. They are made of cedar, and I think they'll last for more than 60 years.
Although John mostly works with stone and old brick, I think he did a very nice job. It gave him a chance to use his new table saw and to develop a new skill.
And I am very grateful to have an in-house restoration specialist.