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  Cross Sawmill is providing live oak timber for the construction of
the San Salvador for the San Diego Maritime Museum.



Go To The San Salvador Project Page

Cross Sawmill
provided custom sawmilling of cypress lumber
and beams for the Willis Barn Project in Tallahassee.



Photo: Briana Marie Willis, Courtesy Frank Willis Builder, LLC, Tallahassee,FL

The project won a Florida Trust for Historic Preservation award

GO TO WILLIS BARN PHOTOS


The Infill Design Award (from http://www.floridatrust.org/awards)

This award recognizes success in creating buildings that are designed to replace missing structures, or otherwise fill gaps in the streetscape.

The Award for Meritorious Achievement in the Field of Infill Design

Willis Barn at the Historic Willis Dairy - Tallahassee The Willis Dairy is one of the last vestiges of a once significant dairy operation on the urban fringes of Tallahassee. Originally 98.9 acres, the property currently retains a 3.1 acre tract that consists of the original farmhouse which is currently under renovation and wood shop barn. The wood shop barn was recently completed to serve as an entertainment space that also functions as a wood shop and office complete with bathroom and laundry facilities for the Master Carpenter. All of the aesthetic details and visual aesthetic clues were drawn from the inspiration of the Old Farmhouse and former farm structures. The wood shop barns structures details are authentic Americana with let in and bolted braced frames and exposed wood decking under metal roofing. The versatility of the space is heightened by the variable lighting levels and temperature control features and is carefully contained on the Willis Dairy property as a functioning element of the historic property. Architects: 4M Design Group, PA; Huffman Associates/Studio for Architecture; Frank Willis Builder, LLC


JIMMY CARTER PRESIDENTIAL HEADQUARTERS

Cross Sawmill provided the custom cut timbers for the restoration of the Plains, Georgia train station which was President Jimmy Carter's Headquarters.  In refurbishing the loading platform, Cross Sawmill worked with the Park Service cutting exact sizes for the authentic restoration.



Steve Cross with the beams and lumber for the restoration


LINK TO THE CARTER NHS EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP SITE



The Plaque reads:
President Jimmy Carter
From this depot in 1975, James Earl Carter, Jr. launched a two-year campaign for the presidency of the United States. At first an unknown referred to as "Jimmy Who." Carter was inaugurated as America's 39th President on January 20, 1977.
James Earl Carter, Jr. was born October 1, 1924, in Plains. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and married Rosalynn Smith in 1946. After seven more years of naval service he returned to run a family agribusiness. In 1962, Jimmy Carter was elected to the Georgia Senate and in 1970, became Governor. As governor, he reorganized state government, reformed the budgetary process, improved race relationships, health care, education, and environmental quality. Notable achievements of his presidency (1977-1981) were based on the values he considered most important "...human rights, environmental quality, nuclear arms control, and the search for justice and peace." Successes included the resolution of the Panama Canal issue, signing the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, the Camp David accords and peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, normalizing relations with China and reorganization of the federal government. This Depot and surrounding historic district symbolize the culture the culture of this small rural community which produced a highly respected international leader.


PRINCE MURAT HOUSE RESTORATION

CROSS SAWMILL provided custom sawing services of cypress timbers for the
Princess Murat House Reconstruction Project in 1997, for the Tallahassee Museum.

Authentic duplication required exact timber and dimensional lumber sizes.
Steve Cross worked directly with the team to meet their needs, supplying custom sawn cypress for the reconstruction of the kitchen and cypress logs for the slave cabin reconstruction.

"...The original kitchen of the house no longer exists, but it has been reconstructed behind the house to allow visitors to learn more about 19th century cooking. A reconstructed slave cabin also stands near the house...."

(Below: reconstructed kitchen)

Click on photo for more info
Below, Steve Cross discusses the wood and joinery
in the Princess Murat House.
Photos from the 1997 Vincent Nunez movie: THE SAWYER
(Documentation film on Steve Cross, 5th generation sawyer, Iron City, GA)




GO TO: Bellevue: the Home of Princess Murat - Tallahassee, Florida

Bellevue Plantation

Bellevue, relocated and restored at the Tallahassee Museum, was the Tallahassee home of Catherine Murat, George Washington's great-grandniece. She became a French princess by marriage to Napoleon's nephew, Achille Murat.  Murat owned the house from 1854 until her death in 1867. The accompanying exhibit explores the area's plantation communities, free and slave, and includes two reconstructed buildings--the plantation kitchen and a slave cabin. LINK TO MORE INFO

Bellevue is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 


THE SODREL HOUSE



Cross Sawmill supplied all the cypress beams, and lumber for a 19,000 sq. ft. project that is the private residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sodrel, of Climax, GA.  The project was a massive undertaking and Steve Cross worked closely with Bob Sodrell to supply the needs in a timely manner.

LINK TO SODREL HOUSE PHOTOS>>>>


To Contact: Call 229-774-2781 (ask for Steve or Stephanie)
Or email:  info(at)crosssawmill.com ( replace (at) with @ )
 

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