I was supposed to post this last night before bed and forgot. So the below trivia is for today, not tomorrow. 🙂
Tomorrow’s the anniversary of gold being discovered in Yukon (186),Plutonium was first weighed (1942) and sister ships Viking 1 and 2 were launched to Mars (1975). Birth anniversaries include President Benjamin Harrison (1833), Polish/American architectEero Saarinen (1950) and oddly enough his father Eliel Saarinen (1873)
Don Giles and his crew with Action Painting finished up this week, The Parador looks so fresh. 🙂 They did a bunch of small wood repairs as well as the painting, like the trim around the side porch railing,befoer:
And this was really significant, when they went to paint the third floor eave, they noticed the wood was all rotted and took it out and replaced it. Here’s where they removed the rotten wood:
And here it is aftr:
As per our agreement, Action Painting (412-403-6458) got just about everything painted in the two weeks I was closed for painting, they worked seven days a week and focused on the upper areas first.
Northside’s Photo Antiquities has acquired a very early picture of The Point showing a covered bridge from The Point to Northside an how the bottom of the “Golden Triangle was all industry at the time. The covered bridge was eventually taken down an became the Manchester Bridge which was brought down in the late 1950’s. The wooden covered bridge was the Union Bridge, which I believe was the on built by Joshua Rhodes, the gentleman that built my Mansion, and they gave him a lot of grief over the bridge because of the low clearance for barge traffic on the Allegheny River. Bruce Klein, who owns Photo Antiquities recently acquired this photograph in pristine condition an is on display at the Museum 531 E Ohio Street. Bruce has a huge supply of pictures, mainly of the city and an extensive collection of Civil War pictures a well that he displays on a rotating basis. Always a great time to drop in and view his ever changing display. Photo Antiquities is a short fifteen minute walk from The Parador. More info at their website.
What would a post be without a picture of my little girl an her big brother:
That’s it for now, take care and enjoy,