DESCRIPTION OF THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF PROJECT: Repair weather-damaged exterior stairs and make second floor interior improvements on the Knotwell Drugstore/Masonic Lodge located in the North Bloomfield Historic District at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park to improve access and safety. Work will:
• Stair Foundation: Remove and replace existing concrete posts and bases.
o Excavate six (6) new holes 15” in diameter by 12” deep, fill holes with concrete mixed on site and use hand tools to blend excavated material with existing site contours.
• Stair Bracing: Remove and replace existing (4) 2”x6” angle supports mid span of stringers and fasten to posts with (3) SDS25312.
• Stair Framing: Remove existing 2”x12” stair stringers and replace with 7-1/2” closed rise (11” run); remove existing 2”x12” stair treads and replace with ½” edge curved nosing on tread, remove and replace existing 4”x4”, 4”x8”, and 4”x6” framing; install new ADA code compliant elements; and replace all removed weather exposed glulams, beams, posts, and stair stringers with either pressure treated lumber or with wood of natural resistance to decay.
• Interior Work (as needed): Remove and replace carpet in lodge room; prime and paint interior walls and ceilings; repair and plaster walls; repair and replace light fixtures; refinish wood flooring and wood walls; and refurbish approximately 30 chairs inside lodge room, entry way, and preparation room.