Hey Mike P.
Thanks for being an unsung hero to the people of Campbellsville and the Merchant Tower project.
Your blood, sweat, and tears decorate the building, literally.
Blog words can’t express my gratitude. But, I’ll try – Thank you.
P.S. Thanks to all.
Merchant Tower is now an official entry on Wikipedia.
Read about Merchant Tower.
The Campbellsville Historic Commercial District (CHCD) is now an entry on Wikipedia. Merchant Tower is one of many buildings that comprise the historic district.
Read about it Campbellsville Historic Commercial District on Wikipedia
Don’t miss the Campbellsville entry on Wikipedia.
May-August 2009 – More repairs to windows, roofing, and brick.
Roofing on 3rd story.
The slope roof that forms the city skyline is salvageable.
Here’s a shocker. Glass windows are on the premise. Some attempt is being made to install them by vendor(s) who do this for a living.
Now that interior is down to the studs, new potential is found for the 3rd story floor plan. There is an amazing 180° panoramic view of CU, Main Street, and sunset.
April 2009 – More bracing and demolition. Window repairs using brick below the stone level.
March 2009: A plan reveals itself on how to overcome numerous load bearing issues.
Worked on job site logistics, bracing and teardown.
Finally, a strategy to demolish portions of the 3rd story wood rot and 40 foot high weak brick wall is devised (brick-by-brick).
March 18th 2009: Opened the building for the 2009 season. It was a long winter.
We began work on the www.downtowncampbellsville.com project to promote the value of historic downtown online. Merchant Tower is a key component.