Cute, right? But it had no foundation, was sinking into the ground and the back of the wooden building was buried six inches into the ground for decades. Not so cute.
First, they prepared interim support for the building while it was being lifted:
Jacks were placed on the temporary supports, and brackets were screwed into the building to rest on the jacks as it was lifted.
Seemingly small in scope, this is a project long in the making. It follows an overall effort to stabilize the building, which began with replacing the roof and significant interior structural work, and in this latest step involved creating airspace and keeping moisture from further damaging the building's structural integrity.
Next step: white cedar shingles over the whole thing. Spring? Crossed fingers.
Up next: what we found under the building (it's a bit ... ghoulish).
AND: Happy Thanksgiving!