Reconstructions from the earlier restoration, all of the chimneys were completely demolished earlier in the project to facilitate re-leveling of the house.  To reconstruct the chimneys, plywood sheathing was first attached to the new steel frames.  Next, a moisture barrier and metal lath were applied to the plywood sheathing to prepare the surface for Portland cement plaster.  Three coats of plaster were then applied, with the last coat providing a smooth finish.  All six chimneys have now been reconstructed to their original dimensions.

Heavy plywood covers the structural steel frame.

Preparing the chimney for plaster.

Reconstructed chimney with finish coat of plaster.