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SPUR Weekly Update!

Updated November 19, 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

More railings were installed. Guest head floor was grouted. Interior casing and door work was worked on. Two new sashes were installed in the front dorm windows, restored to their historical forms.

The dorm vent fan had to be taken down, because a roommate of one of the neighbors complained very loudly to Brookline about its appearance. We are looking at options that will satisfy his concerns and our ventilation needs.

The MAAB has approved our variance requests! We will be installing an addition on the back of the house that will carry a lift from the dining room to Big Back. However, the MAAB did not approve our request to give us until the summer of 2004 to construct it. They are requiring us to have it completed by 9/1/2003, however we may request an extension if we are still mired in the Brookline permitting process by June of 2003, which our conversations with the town indicate we may be.

The SPUR committee is just starting to plan for getting the lift funded and built. You'll be hearing more about it in the coming months.

What's happening this coming week

The last front dorm sash will be installed. Railing work will be completed. Interior punch list and painting work will be worked on.

Pictures from this past week

Railing work:

Window sashes:

Doors and casing:

Guest head:

Work Room slop sink tiling:

The final siding work:

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