Sunday (05/04/08): Materials for the new roof were delivered today. Here are the Owens Corning shingles (Oak Ridge of Onyx Black, a dimensional shingle) which will replace the old metal roof which has had its share of leaks over the years. Good riddance!
And the new decking material stands ready against the garage (capping shingles atop).
When was the current roof installed? Probably in the 1920's owning to the style of "standing seam" metal. Beneath the metal are the orginal cedar shake shingles which, I suppose, were nailed in place when the house was originally built. When? Perhaps as early as 1891 or perhaps as late as 1910. The records are sketchy. In any case, the roof is certainly near the century mark.