Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mariposa County Courthouse

It's been a busy summer for me, working 10 hour days, running all over Yosemite NP working on various historic structures. Work still continues on Bldg. 705, the crew has gone to the old Tioga Ranger Cabin (1931) at Tioga Pass and we've done some repair work on the comfort station at Chinquapin (1933). Soon we'll go to the Wawona Covered Bridge to do some maintenance work and some repairs at the Wawona Pioneer History Center.



Here's a shot of the Mariposa County Courthouse in Mariposa, California. It was completed in 1855 at a cost of $9,300, the original building is made from sugar and ponderosa pine from a grove that was only one mile away from the job site. All the lumber was sawn and finished by hand. As I took this photo this morning a passerby remarked on how beautiful this building is, I agree.

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