UPDATE 09/02/2010: We’ve learned that the episode of ”The Most Terrifying Places in America” featuring the Roff Home will air Sat., Oct. 2. Read more here.
A production team from the Travel Channel trekked out to Watseka, Ill., in May to film a segment for a fall 2010 edition of its popular series, “The Most Terrifying Places in [...]
The Victorian floors in the Roff Home have been a mystery, especially the front parlor’s baffling combination of plain plank flooring and ornate trim. My restoration of the flooring and my own use of the room helped the mystery be unraveled.
This summer, as floors were being redone and windows repainted, we took out the cast iron steam radiators from the first floor of the Roff Home, hauled them to a guy in Stockland, Illinois. He sandblasted the radiators, and then I repainted them, first with a couple of base coats of primer and then two or three coats of a silver metallic paint.
Over the summer and fall, we took on the task of plaster restoration at the Roff Home.
The Victorian flooring of the front parlor of the Roff Home is finished!