When the Manship House was built in 1857, the front step and side porch buttresses were stuccoed and scored to imitate ashlar masonry.  After the Portland stone color was applied, the incised lines were painted white to heighten the effect of masonry construction.   The front step and side porch buttresses have now been reconstructed, and painted as they had been originally.

Painting the front buttresses.

Freshly painted side porch buttress.