December 5, 2011

Inside the Stone Bank

Posted in Inside Stone Bank tagged , , , , , at 4:38 pm by stonebankblog

Progress. Progress. Progress. That’s the mode we’re in at the Stone Bank. While the roofers finish up on their work, our contractor Fred Kainz has been inside the bank changing the landscape a bit.

Here’s the interior of the Stone Bank’s back end. The building is being dismantled to about the dark line in the pink wallpaper, at left.

This section of the Stone Bank will disappear very soon. The wall constructed of 2x4s has been taken down.

But the 2×4 wall was NOT discarded, it was reused! Our contractor Fred used that wall to build the temporary wall that will close the shortened building this winter. Bravo! Why waste new materials on a temporary wall? The Stone Bank’s story isn’t only written in shades a brown, burgundy and gray — but it’s going a bit green around the edges!

Here are the components of the old wall being reused as the temporary wall. Note the line in the pink wallpaper near the window to get a sense of how much of the back part of the building is being dismantled.

As soon as Fred finishes this interior work, Joe, the stone mason can get back to removing the exterior walls. Then what will we discuss? The weather?

Thanks again to Scott Wagar for his help with photography.

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2 Comments »

  1. Ralph e. Simon said,

    So nice to follow the restoration of this building…… Are the plans to restore the interior back to its original? Sure hope there are some photos of the interior. It is so nice to see this building being salvaged and restored….. My hat is off to all who are responsible for this wonderful undertaking…… đŸ™‚

    • Hi, Ralph. Thanks for your interest in the Stone Bank restoration. We have been so focused on saving the building from demolition that we still have to decide what will happen inside the building. That will be an interesting process — and we will begin sorting out ideas over the winter and discussing it with our architects.We hope to start hearing from potential tenants soon, too. That could help guide the inside renovations, too.


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