Meet the man who has restored more than 100 Victorian home facades in San FranciscoBy Helen F. Bellman 2 years ago
There’s maybe nothing more emblematic of San Francisco than the Victorian home. Without these historic structures, delighting everyone from tourists to longtime residents, would the city still feel the same?
For Skeeter Jones, a craftsman focused on restoring the fronts of these famous structures, his whole job is ensuring that Victorian homes remain the architectural and historical fixture of the city. From restoring original, lost details to reconstructing what disappeared in a stucco transformation, Jones may be the only person in the city that does exactly what he does, approaching facade restoration like an artist approaches a canvas.