Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B7-L10 (Cerveau)
Title: Cerveau House porch renovation
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Title: Cerveau House porch renovation
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: B7-L10 (Cerveau)
Physical Description: Maintenance record
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
26 Cuna Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Cerveau House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 26 Cuna Street
Coordinates: 29.895961 x -81.312595
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091337
Volume ID: VID00022
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L10

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Cerveau House porch renovation during the week of January 13, 1986

The east ground floor porch deck was removed. This exposed the main
sill along the east side of the building which is considerably
deteriorated with evidence of surring, splicing along its entire
length. It measures 8" x 8" and is circle sawn and in the rough.
Portions of a second 8" x 8" circle sawn sill remain along the
outside perimeter of the porch. All sills bear on brick piers.These
piers are approximately 7'8" on center. The porch deck was supported
by joists on approximately 7'centers with a purlin running down the
center. The purlins are apparently replacements by in the most part
although one maybe original. Some are toenailed in others are
notched in. Those that appear to be orginial are an inch and three
quarter by 5" in depth. The main house sill extends beyond the south
face of the house to the south edge of the porch. Theres evidence of
a tenent on the end of this sill. The south porch sill is entirely
missing having been replace with a number of scabs and modern
materials. The paint line at the window sills indicates that the
original framing and flooring was in its present position.

Cerveau House January 20, 1986

The crew has removed the porch framing, the outside sill for the porch
was an 8x8 yellow pine timber. The main sill, east sill under the
house, is also an 8x8 timber shows a considerable amount of rot and
termite damage. This is apparently a balloon frame structure with 4x4
posts on either side of the window opening and 2x4 studs let in
between. The floor joists are nominal 2x8 bearing directly on the
sill with no tie in most instances to any of the studding. Apparently
the floor is a single thickness tongue-in-groove pine, it appears to
be 5/4 nominal. All framing is rough. The studs appear to be
morticed into the sill. The mortice on the 2x4 studs is as wide as
the stud. In addition to the 2x4 and 4x4 the studs there is a 4x6
half way down the wall. Several of the clapborads have been removed
from the side of the house to expose the studs. This reveals the back
of the baseboard which shows circle saw marks. The brick piers which
support the sill show evidence of repointing and in some cases
relaying. One section of sill has been removed and replaced with a
smaller timber which in turn is cribbed up with concrete block and
brick. A number of scabs have been nailed to the side of the sill in
an attempt to strengthen it. These invariable were put on with wire
nails. There is no evidence at this time that the interior walls have
ever been replastered. Keying through the lathe appears to be

January 23, 1986

Workman have begun replacing the east sill under the main portion of
the house. They have re-pointed and re-layed three brick piers as
well as four of the porch piers. In addition they have replaced the
southern most section of the house sill spanning from the southern
pier to the first pier to the north. This is a laminated member
composed of two pressure treated 4x8 members spiked together. Some
blocking and sister or cripple studs have been cut in where rotting
has taken place at the bottom of these members.

January 24, 1986

The men have replaced one more section of sill today and removed
another section of the rotted one. At this rate they should have
completed the replacement of the east house sill by Tuesday night
January 28th

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