The front entrance is covered and enclosed with an entry “portico” structure of brick and fancy wood trim. A design feature that protects visitors waiting to enter–the portico also holds the large carved crest on display over the front door. It also forms a deck under the windows of the President’s room. Some years ago the deck frame started to leak and take dry rot.
For years the leaks had become increasingly obvious, and the damage was done. Finally we undertook to make a permanent fix, which meant a major project.