Because WSC is in a historical district, we're learning the process of working with the city to ensure that the buildings are restored in an historically appropriate way. We did a happy dance to receive our Certificate of Appropriateness from the Office of Historic Preservation which authorized removing the dangerous balcony/porch roof and the biggest eyesore of the property.
|Tar paper "bandage" where balcony was removed.|
Of the three buildings on the property, the apartment building has gotten the lion's share of attention so far. It's been a beehive of activity- electricians rewiring the whole place from scratch, carpenters working their magic with new insulation and drywall, HVAC specialists installing central air units, plumbers running new lines, and painters scraping the last vestiges of very old paint from the wood siding, then caulking and priming. We can't wait to see the paint go on soon! We hope the apartments will be ready to lease by early September.
|New drywall going up.|
|Apartment building's new electrical service.|
|Preparation for paint!|
We're loving the wood floors and high ceilings and the very close proximity to the gallery.
|Primer changes everything.|
|Electrical inspection day- Approved!|
We truly thought we'd be adding posts and photos MUCH more often, but instead it's been all we could do to work at Whistle Stop Corner, work at Nueva Street Gallery, and keep house and family functioning. We've come home, made dinner and collapsed each evening. Thank you for being interested in our progress and process. We hope we can post more often in the weeks ahead.
Life is exciting as we're making this dream come true!