Construction of the perimeter grade beams along the south side of the Manship House.

The process of jacking and leveling the Manship House has been successfully completed, and the house is level once again.  While the house was carefully brought into level, work continued on the construction of a series of drilled reinforced concrete piers, set into the more stable clay about thirty-five feet deep.  The piers will support grade beams around the perimeter of the house.

A special massive rig named “Hercules” arrived at the Manship House to pour concrete in areas that were not accessible to heavy equipment.  This enabled a huge boom to reach over the Visitors Center to the Manship House and deposit concrete in carefully prepared trenches along the east and south sides of the house.

Pouring concrete at the Manship House.

Hercules concrete equipment reaches over the Visitors Center.