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Roof

Roof

It is likely that Edward Linthicum added the original monitor roof after connecting the Orangery to the Main House in the 1860s. A “monitor”—a raised structure running along the ridge of the main roof—usually contains windows to allow sunlight and warmth into the structure, which is perfect for a building like the Orangery, designed to hold plants. When Farrand assumed responsibility of the Orangery design after Frederick Brooke was dismissed in 1923 the building was in need of restoration. Building permits indicate that a new roof was required within a year or two of the new renovation. The current roof was installed in 1982–1983 during a full restoration of the building. 

Orangery by Joe Mills, 2009
Photograph by Joe Mills, 2009

 

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