Chesapeake Western Depot project Update


Lots of progress since the last post about this exciting project. The spaces are starting to look finished and we are excited to see the progress each time we visit.  In order to tell the story of this historic building there was a lot of work done to preserve original parts. Unfortunately, years of water leaking into the space destroyed a lot of the original wood. The floors especially suffered rot. Here you can see the new floor and old floor coming back together.

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The floors are not the only interior woodwork. Jim Herr’s office is coming back to life as the original wood panels are finished and reinstalled. It looks incredible and it is not finished.

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The trim carpenters are also taking great care to recreate missing trim and the paint crew is staining it so that it is easy to tell what is old and what is new.

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The kitchen upstairs is starting to take shape.

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The wall colors being added brought new life to the spaces. Jim Monger said the green we selected for our office was bright enough to wake us up in the mornings. What do you think?

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Work has not been limited to the inside of the building. First the old chain link fence was torn down and all the weeds removed which did wonders for the building site. Then the new fence was installed.

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The landscape installation certainly has brought a finished look to the exterior of the building.

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The big achievement over the last few weeks has been the window installation. These things are huge, energy-efficient, and beautiful!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kay Smith says:

    Looks beautiful, now don’t let it burn!!! Waiting to see the finished product. Thanks for the pictures.

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