This past week I continued to move along with my mapping of the existing conditions of the historic core of Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. I had previously completed adding in the vegetation and focused mainly on the hardscape of building footprints, sidewalk paths, and fences lines, and am continuing on the interior roadway/walkways. The development of this document is to illustrate the landscape character in a rendered existing conditions map – which I am hoping to complete by the end of the week. For now, here is a non-rendered sample of a piece of the historic core. It is still a working document – but the Court House and McLean building footprints are both mapped, with surrounding vegetation.
Thursday of last week was a great day! Grace, Andre and I attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Reopening of the Peddocks Island Chapel after renovations. It was a beautiful day and the event was inspiring. This was my first time out to a Boston Harbor Island State and National Park and the island was alive with activity. There were some 400 school aged children playing games, running around, doing what children do – enjoying the recreational potential Peddocks provides. The interior of the Visitor Center is beautiful – there are repurposed hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and large gathering rooms with interpretive signage and images. The chapel is beautifully restored and is ready for it’s first event! The interior space is quite large without the presence of church aisle pews – post event we were talking about how wonderful Peddocks would be for a weekend destination wedding!