The Plastering Is Done (for now)

//The Plastering Is Done (for now)

The Plastering Is Done (for now)

It’s a little bit of a slow time for photographs inside the Rapp Houses right now.  The plaster work is done for now.  We’re looking at a little bit more plastering before this project is complete.  The painters are still painting inside the houses.  Carpentry and electrical work also continues.

Old Economy Village will be receiving almost all of the wallpaper next week in preparation for installation starting in mid-June.  Three more wallpapers are still in the design and production stage.  The carpets for 6 rooms are also in the design and production stage.

Soon some floors will be refinished, which will give a bright new look to many rooms – a finish which is more authentic to the 1820s to 1840s time period of the restoration.


This is a sample of what the floors will look like when refinished. The color of the floors, which we are accustomed to seeing, is the darker color. The dark color probably dates to the late Victorian time period and the 1960s when many of the floors were replaced. The original floors would have been left unfinished for ease of care. Floors would have been cleaned by scouring with sand or something similar.

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