Category Archives: Historic Ithaca

UPDATE: Tuckpointing Map

Just updated my google map. its not 100% compleate but with over 35 examples in the Ithaca, NY area and few outside it’s not so bad. What has been excluded is the many examples found under porches and paint in Ithaca, NY. Those examples really stain the eye. The map also does not include places where evidence is not aparent but architecturally would make sense to have tuckpointing. This is based on the facade and time of construction. There are other building in Ithaca, NY that more than likely had Tuckpointing (Bordman House) but were only repointed last century.

Tuckpointing Examples and where to find them

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zshPC73Sj61Q.k2dT9CgHFWmg&usp=sharing

Cemetery Preservation

Last summer in 2015 Randy Ruth worked with Historic Ithaca to through its Work Preserve program, and collaborated with Friends of Ithaca Cemetery to bring two pairs of youth volunteers to help repair nearly 40 various monuments. Ithaca Journal ran an article about the restoration campaign.

You can read about it here…

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2015/08/11/ithaca-city-cemetery-preservation/31480119/

You can see a list of all the documented repairs with before and after photos here…

http://www.historicithaca.org/work-preserve-summer-2015-cemetery-project/