Heritage Home, Port Hope
This stately home, "Wildwood", was built in 1850 by Port Hope's second mayor, John Shuter Smith. Smith was born in Port Hope and also became the East riding of Durham's representative in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1861 to 1866.
Simply due to age, the three enormous brick chimneys were in severe disrepair, so Sky-High Historical Restoration and Consulting was called in to repair and restore the chimneys to their original grandeur.
You will see from the pictures that we ran into quite an issue with a well-established bee colony!
The heritage brick was matched, and each chimney required a partial re-build and a complete re-pointing overhaul. Metal grates for the tops were fabricated to match the originals and installed. The base of the chimneys started at three storeys high, and each one required a separate 50-foot scaffolding unit to be built for proper access and safety.
To see examples of our work please review the PROJECTS links above.
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