(This is just a sample of this room.)
Building a Red Cross House
After approval of a house, the first visible notice
was a sign. This denotes house number 21 for Robert Woods for five rooms.
After laying out the foundations a dove-tailed
footer was chiseled into cap rock.
No forms were necessary below ground, however
seen above are the forms for the floor of the cistern which will also act
as the foundation.
Concrete mixed with salt water was poured and
leveled for the bottom.
This is what it looked like after the wooden forms
were removed. The cistern does not extend under the porch and steps.
The cistern outer walls were formed and the cistern
partitions would serve as support for the later inner walls of the house.
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