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SPECIFICATIONS.

JAMES H. WINDRIM, Architect, Philadelphia, Pa.

The location of the building is defined upon survey map of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, and the construction illustrated by the following sheet-drawings: *

No. 1. Ground plan.

No. 2. Longitudinal section.

No. 3. Transverse section.

No. 4. Elevation front.

No. 5. Elevation flank.

No. 6. Elevation rear.

These specifications are intended to embrace the entire work completely finished in every detail as a building and ready for occupancy.

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The building will consist of a central nave and aisles 100 feet in width by 480 feet in depth, with a cross transept 100 feet in width by 340 feet in depth; attached aisle sections 60 feet by 60 feet, 40 feet by 260 feet, and 20 feet by 20 feet on each side of the center, with office section upon the ends of the nave and transepts, making a total floor area of 102,840 square feet.

EXCAVATIONS, GRADING, AND DRAINAGE.

The entire area inclosed by building to be graded to a level, filled, and solidly rammed, to receive the the floor strings. Grades are noted upon survey sheet.

Foundation trenches for walls and for piers will be excavated to solid bearings and level; those for the exterior walls 3 feet 6 inches below surface grade. The surplus earth resulting from excavations to be

*Drawings of ground plan and of front and flank elevations only are published herewith.

graded or deposited upon premises within 500 feet from the building site as directed.

The drainage by terra cotta pipes is noted by dotted lines upon plan, in courses and sizes figured, to be of an approved quality sound pipes set upon a solid bottom bed, the joints to be made with fresh cement mortar and wiped; connections to be by regular branch bells.

STONE MASON.

The foundations for walls and piers, as defined in position and dimensions by the plans and sections, will be built of a solid quarry building stone, in sizes suitable to build the strongest walls of their respective thicknesses, stones to be laid upon their natural beds, well bonded and bedded in mortar made of sharp grit screened gravel, and fresh lime; inside surfaces of walls to be smoothly dashed and the exposed surfaces upon the outside lines above grade to be finished with joint pointing with cement. The outer walls to be leveled up for timber sill plates; the piers for interior posts to be capped with stone 2 feet by 2 feet, by 7 inches thick, with center dowel-hole in each. Door sills to be 8 to 10 inches thick, in widths to suit construction. Pier caps and sills to be of Port Deposit stone, axed finish.

LUMBER AND CARPENTER WORK.

The entire superstructure will be of timber, all the exposed exterior surfaces to be planed for painting.

The general construction, as sills, posts, braces, cap plates, rafters, &c., to be of sound white pine scantlings, free from wind shakes and large or injurious knots, and in every way a suitable building material for the construction. The roof purlins and general studding to be hemlock. These timbers left from the saw.

The sizes, quantities of the scantling, and their framings are represented by the drawings.

The entire roof areas will be sheathed with narrow pine boards. Gutter to be formed in runs to conductors represented, the base of conductors upon interior lines to be cases 6 feet high above floor level.

The exterior casings to be of white pine, planed, free from shakes, large or loose knots. The panel facings upon the exterior of fronts to be framed from 2-inch plank, and secured upon the siding. The cornices and moulding lines to be of white pine lumber, and the crestings cut from plank.

The flooring throughout to be 14-inch hard pine plank, tongue and groove jointed, in widths laid not over 6 inches, upon 3-inch by 8-inch sound hemlock sets 2 feet apart, and solidly filled between, level with their tops with earth.

Sashes to be made 13 inches thick throughout, of white pine, the lantern and transom sections noted, to be hung on pivots to open and close

by lever arms, connecting rod, pullies, and cord, controlling 60 feet lengths each. All permanent sashes to be secured in place by screws. The entrance doors to be framed from 2-inch plank, lined on the inside, to slide on top by sheaves to rail, or to be hung on hinges as selected.

The general detail of the central sections of the fronts, the entrance doors, &c., to accord with the elevations.

Office sections will be formed by sash partitions, 8 feet 6 inches high, in positious noted, with cornice capping.

Dressing rooms will be fitted up in water-closet furniture, &c., in apartments represented, the divisions to be of worked boarding, the seats of pine plank, with pine risers.

The entire carpenter work to be performed as necessary to complete the building in all its parts as a finished structure, in the most substantial workmanlike manner, with materials of the several kinds approved for the uses to which they shall be applied.

The work to conform in every respect to the plans and to detail drawings which shall be furnished in further exemplification of them.

HARDWARE.

The lantern and transom sections of sashes will be provided with pivots and lever-arm, rod, pulley and cord fastenings controlling sixty (60) feet lengths.

Other movable sashes hang on tight joint butts at bottom, control by top hook fastenings, pullies and cords. Outer doors, to slide, hang on six (6) inch sheaves to top rail, if hung to swing, provided with six (6) inch tight joint hinges, three to a door, and fasten with approved lock with master key to series.

All minor doors to apartments, provided with three-tumbler mortice locks, with master key and with mineral furniture, with hinges and locks in sizes suitable to doors. Water-closet doors provided with rod springs, pulls, and bolts.

Every matter of hardware necessary for the security of the building in construction, and for convenience as furniture to be placed in the work, of the best American manufacture.

IRON WORK.

Dowel pins 14 inch diameter will be furnished for all posts of the central construction of the building-bearing upon piers.

Tension members of the roof trusses (60 feet span), and struts are to be of wrought iron, the rafters being wood; foot of rafter will be connected with post bearing by shoes and cast-iron knee brackets with additional rod to counteract wind strain. Two panels from each end of the building, provide with 1 inch diagonal rods denoted, with sleeve nuts for their adjustment.

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