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SPUR Weekly Update!

Updated August 20, 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 house is looking different every day. Tuesday morning front stairs are removed and by Wednesday, the new staircase is in place and useable. Wallboard and patching occured in the personal rooms, dining room, Men's Head, chapter room and living room. Pit floor was patched. The doorways in the pit and dining room were framed out. The fire alarm system was expanded to meet current codes. Electrical subpanels were wired up and pit wiring was started. Housing for the dorm vent fan was installed and the new kitchen fan was installed. More windows were replaced. The dorm floor was painted along with continued exterior painting. The new platform for the wheelchair ramp to the front door was started and the new railing components delivered.

If it isn't obvious from the photos, actives will not be able to be housed starting on Saturday, the begining of work week. We will be able to start moving stuff into the house, but it cannot be occupied. Alternative housing is being arranged for the next couple of weeks. Exterior and finishing Work will continue after the house is occupied.

Weekly updates will continue until the work is complete.

What's happening this coming week

More closing up walls. Finishing the stairs. Starting flooring. Painting the personal rooms. Tiling. Moving furniture in.

Pictures from this past week

New front stairs:

Patching and wall boarding
Chapter Room:

Dining Room:

Personal rooms:

Living Room:

Mens Head:

Alarm Wiring:

Framing out doorways (pit, dining room):

Patched pit floor, painted dorm floor:

Porch railing components, new platform:

Electrical subpanels wired:

Dorm vent fan housing:

Kitchen fan and soffits:

Window work continues:

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