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Planning for the Renovation and the Announcement.  (June 1, 2022)

First things first, assess the damage and prep for the project.  The main issue at this point is a sizable crack in the rear rest room (the area was first thought an add-on to the building but is actually part of the original building) that has begun to destabilize the structure.   Our first wave crew: Robert Barnes, Project Manager, Billy Lamb from B-R Constructor’s Inc, Jim Oleander and Charles Dotson from Jim’s Electric.  (February 8, 2022)

Slowly but surely we are moving forward with Schieffelin Hall restoration efforts…it’s been decades since the electricity has been addressed! Working with Jim's Electric Services, LLC for this part of the project.  (March 23, 2022)

Here we see Charles Dotson from Jim's Electric Services, LLC.  Phase 1 (the demolition and moving the electricity) is almost finished!  It’s so exciting!!!  See also the antique wallpaper on the adobe upstairs and the downstairs adobe heavily cracking foundation.  (March 25, 2022)

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The tedious work of underpinning in the 100+ year old adobe to save Schieffelin Hall…
In construction or renovation, underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons such as:
* The original foundation isn't strong or stable enough. - At Schieffelin Hall moisture entered the bottom 2 feet of a 24 inch thick wall from an adjacent bathroom. The adobe softened and the wall settled about 2 inches. The bottom 30 inches of adobe is being replaced by a concrete foundation and stabilized adobe one segment at a time.
* The usage of the structure has changed..
* To increase the depth or load capacity of existing foundations to support the addition of another story to the building (above or below grade)

(June 22, 2022)

Our Project Manager Robert Barnes gave an interview to the newspaper and updated Mayor Escapule on the progress of the Schieffelin Hall renovation. (June 24, 2022)

A lot of stabilization going on high up in the building now to stop further damage. (August 29, 2022)

The copper rain gutters are finished. (June 3, 2023)