Skip to content

Oh, hi there! It’s been a while.

July 25, 2012

Well, I know what you were thinking, but I wasn’t kidnapped; I was just waiting for things to kick into high gear with the renovation of the firehouse.  Plus, we’ve been busy around here working on some pretty special things for the School’s Centennial year, which runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

What’s happened at the firehouse since we last met?  Our general contractor is McCarthy & Smith, the same contractor who did such an incredible job with Dowling Hall last year. They took possession of the jobsite the week of July 2.  The demolition started on July 9.  (Unlike last summer, I can’t hear this demolition from my desk, which is nice!)  This week the contractors are removing an old chimney on the roof to prepare for a new roof, and demo continues on the 2nd floor. During the demo contractors discovered some incredible white, glazed brick.  I’ll get to that in a minute.  The timeline for the firehouse renovation will allow the Clinics to be moved in and operating in their new home by December 1, 2012.

But I know what you want to hear about.  You want to hear about bricks.  Well, lucky you!

The interior of the firehouse is full of them, and boy are they ever beautiful!  I couldn’t tell you how old these brick walls are, but we are doing our best to preserve them. It appears that we will be able to keep the brick on the interior walls (the walls that are entirely inside the building), but it won’t be possible to save the brick on the exterior walls (walls that face outside) because of the insulation requirements.  Does this make me a little sad?  Yes, but I’m just happy to see some of it being enhanced and preserved.  We’ll keep you posted on the status of the brick walls as things progress.

Anyone enjoy seeing things in a stage of destruction?  Well, look!  Demo!

Oh, there are also power tools in that picture.  At least I think those are power tools.  Lots of cords, either way.  I guess I don’t really know how to make that interesting.

Here’s an area of the firehouse that’s been stripped to the bones:

There are so many fun little details about this place that we’ll share with you in future posts.  Check back periodically for pictures and other updates!

In the meantime, take a moment to read about all the events we’re planning for our Centennial year.  Click here to go to the Centennial page!


From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: