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732 Gaines Street Davenport, IA 52802

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Taking on 517 Ripley Street

The Nesbit Cottage

Circa 1910 from Birdseye view post card

 

  

 

  

Small is in today!!

 

History research as of May, 2015 click here


Do Small Places Matter?

The National Trust in promoting preservation of historic buildings encourages individuals to post pictures of structures under a "This Place Matters" banner. In this short paper, the author asks if "Small Places Matter" and explores the challenges to Davenport's historic cottages, some of the city's earliest surviving buildings, with particular attention to those remaining in the Hamburg Historic District. The paper was written in 2016 for a Preservation Technology class as part of a Goucher College Masters in Historic Preservation degree by Marion Meginnis.

Click here to open PDF(1MB)


The Nesbit Cottage

The Nesbit Cottage is an early clapboard building in Davenport's Hamburg Historic District owned by Gateway Redevelopment Group.

The paper(click on PDF below) details remediation to the building to stabilize it from seriously deteriorated condition.

 The information was originally posted on Preservapedia.com, but was reproduced here for easier access. The paper was written in 2016 for a Preservation Technology class as part of a Goucher College Masters in Historic Preservation degree by Marion Meginnis.

Click here to open PDF(1MB)


Part 1 State Historical Tax Credit Submission

submitted December 2016



October 2017

    


First coat of paint just before the first frost


September 2017

      


October 11, 2016

Roof and porch finished, now what???

     


September 2, 2016

Craig took a week off to work on the cedar shingle roof and

got some good help from Steve and T!!

        


August 25, 2016

     

Getting better every day

 

Kerry forming catch gutters


August 19, 2016

   

Getting ready for the new cedar roof


August 11, 2016

 

Crooked cottage, crooked no more!!!

 

Now on to fixed the back section


July 28, 2016

      

Cleared north side lot                                                        working on replacing west sill

    

completed north sill                       completed south sill


July 20, 2016

      

Not crooked anymore                                    Mark and Kerry our heroes!!!                 How many jacks does it take to lift a house?

 

         

Clearing the north side of house             Now we need a retaining wall                    Our new dirt pile                       


July 14, 2016 working on south wall

 


May 2016

 


July 11,2015

Privy dig at 517

     

 

     

 


As found May 2015

Elevation looking north east

North wall

South & east elevation showing kitchen addition

South elevation showing kitchen addition

South and west wall at front door

 

Stairs to basement looking east along north wall

South wall looking east

 

Stairs to second floor and break where east addition starts

 

 

 

Kitchen addition south entrance on right

South entrance in addition  

South entrance

 

Kitchen looking north east in addition South east corner bath in addition

Stairs

 

East bedroom upstairs

East bedroom upstairs

West bedroom upstairs looking south west

West bedroom upstairs looking south east

West bedroom looking north east - hall at top of stairs

Stairway to basement showing north wall collapse at stairwell

North wall of basement looking west

 

South wall of basement looking west

Floor joists in north west corner

Floor joists in south west corner

Floor joists in south east corner

 

 

Original floor joists showing mortise and tendon joint    
 
Gateway Redevelopment Group Davenport, Iowa