Captain Hardy Smith House

The Captain Hardy Smith House is located in Dublin, Georgia. It is the oldest home in Dublin on its original location. Built in 1873 it is located at 307 West Gaines Street in Downtown Dublin.

The restoration of the home included searching for mature pine suitable for cutting the large barge boards with no knots. The ones used came from the Altamaha Swamp around Hindsville, Georgia.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Plantation Bell for Captain Hardy Smith House

Purchased this plantation bell from the proceeds of selling scrap from a 1920's home across the street.

Research shows it is a Poke #3. The date shows 1886. That is the date the bell cast was made not necessarily when it was sold.

The process of sanding the rust down.

This part is called the clapper

Here is the upright

Spraying the bell black

Gold leaf on the bell

Painted the pole to reflect the colors of the house.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Front Dormers Restored

Front dormers had rotten wood and in need of restoration

Had to cover hole where bats used to get in..used a piece of glass and then painted


New look for the front!