Demolition of the two story back porch was completed this week. We discovered that the first floor of the two story porch was original and that the second story was added later. By removing the second floor the south windows of the main staircase came to light. The addition had blocked light from pouring into the main staircase landing between the main floor and the second floor. What a difference!!
We will re-build the main porch floor so that the servants' entrance at the back of the house remains in full use.