• Sunlight illuminates the top of historic Mission San José de Tumacácori church.

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

Windows and Door Casings

The original door and window casings of the Tumacácori Mission church were built of wood. As those casings deteriorate from dry rot, termites, and other aging processes, it is necessary to duplicate the originals and replace them, filling in with new lime plaster and sometime portions of the adobe blocks that have fallen away.
 
Making a historic window casing
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Preparing to remove old wood
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Work on the interior of the window
Photo by Jana Tschopp
 
Work on the exterior of the window
Photo by Jana Tschopp

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Santa Cruz River begins in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, runs south into Mexico, makes a sweeping U-turn and continues north through Sonora, Mexico and Arizona to join the Gila River and eventually the Colorado River which empties into the Gulf of California.