|| Cross Sawmill
is providing live oak timber for the construction of
the San Salvador for the San Diego Maritime Museum.
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Cross Sawmill provided custom sawmilling of
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
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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
The Award for Meritorious Achievement in the Field of
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
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
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)
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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, 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
To Contact: Call 229-774-2781 (ask for Steve or Stephanie)
Or email: info(at)crosssawmill.com
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