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SPUR Weekly Update!

Updated July 30, 2002

Renovations are underway! Check back every Wednesday for an update on the construction along with progress photos! Previous weeks' photos and updates are included as part of the SPUR photo diary. The full diary will be available on CD at the end of the project.

Check out the new historic artifact section in the diary that highlights some of the historic elements uncovered during the construction. Our very own urban archaeology project.

My apologies for not captioning pictures. If you have trouble identifying what the picture shows, the picture file names are fairly descriptive.

What's happened this past week

The masons arrived and were hard at work. They poured the concrete subfloor Women's Head, the laundry, and work room. They also repointed the chimney and foundation and installed the chimney cap. Also they cut the new doorway for Women's Head and filled in the old one.

A lot of framing happened. Guest Head was reframed to accomodate a bath tub. Doorways and soffits were framed in the kitchen. Shower stalls were reframed and installed in Men's Head. The small sliding door in the Chapter Room and the new ceiling in the library were framed in.

Electrical work moved up to the second floor where additional outlets and lighting were being installed. Also installation of new electrical feeds for the subpanels were started.

Exterior work started with removing some decayed siding and starting to side the filled in area of the kitchen.

What's happening this coming week

Finish framing in Women's Head and the Pit rooms. Electrical work continues. Siding work continues. Plumbing should be ready for rough inspection and electrical soon after.

Pictures from this past week

Guest Head reframing:

Kitchen framing:

Pit concrete work:

Pit framing:

Women's Head concrete subflooring:

Old Women's Head Door:

New Women's Head Door:

Men's Head showers

Personal room electrical work:

New electrical feeds:

Siding work:

Rotted sills:

More framing:

Repointed foundation:

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