436 Walnut Court

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436 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:05 am

Recently donated to PSOS:

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This house, after being wonderfully renovated, suffered a fire last fall. What a heartache for the owners and for the neighborhood.

And what a beauty this house was, and will be again, thanks to the generous donation by Alannah and her family. Not only did they donate the house, but gave us the money to mothball it.

This one will be a challenge to mothball, but we have a stellar architect on our side, along with volunteers, Joe's planning and Nicole's organizing.

This will happen. This house will be saved.
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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by iloveionia » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:36 am

New hasp added to garage to replace broken one.
Open window on 1st floor guerrilla boarded.
East side of garage tin siding secured (appeared to have been lifted enough to be an entrance to enter garage.)
Back door hinged, hasped, and locked: this was not easy due to the framing of the door and the thin, warped plywood. Moved and I did what we could. I am recommending that this back door be mothball boarded with carriage bolts and that we buy a $150 steel door for the front to enter and exit. This home has already fell victim to one arson, we need to give it the best protection possible.

There are 11 window openings to board. Many of the first floor windows are undamaged, however first floor windows need to be boarded. All but one of the 2nd story windows is damaged. My intent is to buy the window mothball materials, have them delivered to my house and cut everything and paint all in my backyard and have ready for installation.

I have checks at my house that must be deposited. Additionally, has the donation check that Alannah provided been deposited? I will get it to the bank this week if it has not.
Nicole Lopez

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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:26 pm

Good Job!!!
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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:42 pm

Nicole has the plywood prepped and ready to install here.

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Our plan is as follows:

!.) board windows and doors on the first floor

2.) clean out the interior

3.) meet and contract with architect to develop a plan for stabilization

4.) complete stabilization work

5.) complete remaining mothball work

6.) get our mothball COA.

We are requesting six months instead of the usual three months to mothball this house given the extent of the damage. Our target completion date is by the end of the year.
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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by jbm32206 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:05 am

There's a broken window that needs to be boarded, all the others look fine. I placed a board underneath it, so you'll know which one it is.

I (and Faith) mowed, trimmed and cleaned up this morning.
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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by iloveionia » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:23 pm

Budget.

$4500

Dumpster: $300
Permit: $300
Architect: $500
Exterior Paint: $300
2nd floor labor and materials stabilization: $2500

Spent already and owe Carolina: $205 for plywood and 2x4s for the windows.
Nicole Lopez

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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by Gloria » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:08 pm

Had Jackie cleaning up downstairs and tomorrow will have him mothballing the windows with Nicole's boards.
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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by jbm32206 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:12 am

Nicole, don't forget I need the key to the gate, so I can continue the upkeep of mowing, etc.
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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by iloveionia » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:14 am

Already made copy.
Just need to get it to you

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Re: 436 Walnut Court

Post by jbm32206 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:40 am

;) great....can get it this evening, if we're still meeting at Wafaas
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