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  • 124) Squires Tavern committee meeting

    124) Squires Tavern committee meeting - November 24, 2001 Major areas of discussion: 1) how to rebuild/repair the two bulkhead entrances to the cellar in an historically accurate manner; 2) decisions are made on how to proceed on construction details including the addition of a second flue and thimble...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 11-24-2001
  • 122) Squires Tavern support work

    122) Squires Tavern support work - ongoing Walt Landgraf and Dave Ravasio spend a significant amount of time on critical aspects of the project on almost a daily basis. This work includes materials research, working with contractors, meeting with potential contractors and historic experts, meeting with...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 11-19-2001
  • 103) Input from Simsbury Historical Society

    103) Input from Simsbury Historical Society - October 11, 2001 Leslie gets input from the Simsbury Historical Society on issues they dealt with early on in the work on the Phelps Tavern, including how important it is to have expert guidance in the proper restoration procedures.
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 10-11-2001
  • 81) Legal notice for bids

    81) Legal notice for bids - August 29, 2001 Leslie and Walt research and draft a sample legal notice that will be used to solicit bids from contractors. The notice meets the State requirements associated with the grant from the Office for Planning & Management. The notice will be run in area newspapers...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 08-29-2001
  • 80) Research and bid spec development continue

    80) Research and bid spec development continue - August 27, 2001 Walt and Dave (with input from others on the Squires Tavern committee) continue the effort to research how best to accomplish the major repair projects targeted for the next 12 months. Today- Harriet, Walt and Dave visit historic buildings...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 08-27-2001
  • 50) Genealogical milestone on the Ullmann family

    50) Genealogical milestone on the Ullmann family - May 7, 2001 Linne Landgraf compiles the Ullmann genealogical data that has been gathered over many months and from many sources, including lots of help from the Ullmann family. This information will be an important component in the application to the...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 05-07-2001
  • 44) Building investigation

    44) Building investigation - April 9, 2001 Walt Landgraf and Fred Warner take a close look at certain features of the Squires Tavern building, especially the basement, crawl space and attic in an effort to determine the age and construction of the main house and ell. It appears that the main part of...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 04-09-2001
  • 41) Research effort produces another key fact

    41) Research effort produces another key fact - March 8, 2001 Walt Landgraf's team of researchers continues genealogy and land records work. One key fact that comes to light is the earliest reference found so far of a house at the site. In an 1801 deed from Bennett to Upson, the house is specifically...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 03-08-2001
  • 39) Research effort continues

    39) Research effort continues - January 31, 2001 Research team continues working. Walt Landgraf locates a major find at the State Historical Society in Hartford: an account book of Bela Squires covering 1849 to 1851. This along with other information uncovered is slowly but surely providing a glimpse...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-31-2001
  • 36) Historic research yields much information

    36) Historic research yields much information - January 12, 2001 The research team lead by Walt Landgraf and Fred Warner continues to "mine" genealogical information and historical background relating to the property, from the time it was a farm operated by John Ullmann and his family all the...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-12-2001
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