150 W. 2nd St. rear, GILLSON PIONEER HOME
In the main room the wallpaper, lath and plaster was removed. Interior walls of main rooms are now back to the basic adobe walls between studs.
A hole in the exterior wall of the main room reveals original board exterior at the bottom of the hole, chicken wire, and a cement/stucco covering that was applied many years ago at an unknown date.
The interior view of the new door shows a glimpse of outside board wall above the door where the adobe bricks were removed; the other side of the board wall is covered with cement/stucco.
The interior peak of the roof in the main room shows older roof boards below and replacement boards above from another era showing letters UPRR,Union Pacific Rail Road.
The rear wall of lean-to was in the worst shape; the unprotected adobe had deteriorated over the years.
Two layers of adobe bricks made the walls of the lean-to.
Foam insulation was placed between the adobe bricks and new fir studs in front of them.
The rear wall was covered with tar paper and the structure stabilized with 6 x 8 douglas fir beams with a center post in the basement. The side walls of the lean-to remain covered with cement/stucco.