Volunteers began removing the 'crappy' vinyl siding off the C. Winkler House. No one was prepared however to see this very rare siding underneath. The siding is a double cove milled tongue and groove siding, rarely seen in Cincinnati. The siding typically is found in more commonly in northern parts of Ohio around the Cleveland area. Unless this was a 'custom mill' job done locally, it had to be brought in. The siding it attached with appropriate square cut nails so it is NOT a reside.
The restoration plan is being written right now and soon bid specs will be released for the steps and tuck-pointing work. Plans are underway to set up a special blogsite for this project as it progresses, more details to come.