Philadelphia masonry company repoints chimney
Peter Choate and his wife, Margaret, are caretakers of the 103-acre Penrose-Strawbridge property. When restoration is complete, it will become a park. For more information, visit horshamhistory.org.
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Member name Peter Choate
Company name Keith Childs Masonry
Work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $3,500
Description of work "He repointed and capped an 1835 brick chimney, set up scaffolding, mixed time-appropriate mortar and fixed the damaged capstone."
Member comments "My wife and I are caretakers of a historic site Horsham Township owns. We are fundraisers, construction supervisors and laborers. We don't get paid anything, but we live for free. The 10-room main house dates to 1721. The chimney was extended in 1835. It was quite old and we were afraid it would fall down. Keith Childs did the work when he promised and did a good job. He also charged below the estimate."