|Shadow box effect is made by supporting
the plaster filigree with steel.
The space behind the filigree is painted a different color.
|Missing plaster detail reveals wooden
supporting the ornamental plaster.
This building was built in the early 1800's by a builder from New Orleans(I think).
The plaster pilasters (columns) are covering structural wood columns, a very rarely used technique in those days.
The structural beams are why this fine old building is in this good condition today.
|Note the piece that was
Maybe we will duplicate it one day.
This multi-piece ceiling ornament has an unusual floating effect, instead
of your typical medallion.
|This was a hospital for the Union
Army when old town was occupied
by union troops in the Civil War.
(The Daughters of the Confederacy say War between the states).
There was a confederate hospital down King Street, at Jahnke's Lane.
|Hand tooled marble
nothing to do with plaster, but it
is worth showing.
Daughters of the Confederacy