Denail Denail Denail

October 2008: The interior is now opened up to the studs.

Removing thousands of nails from remain studs. Estimating 200,000 nails to remove from 100 year old oak.

Adding internal bracing to prepare for winter.

Pidgeons Be Gone

Late-July 2008: A city demolition permit is issued. A certified hazmat contractor successfully removes a small amount of pipe insulation (asbestos) from the basement and bird droppings from the 3rd story. The building is now hazmat free. A demolition contractor begins to open up the 3rd story walls, ceiling, and attic for inspection.

Cracking It Open

Mid-July 2008: A new 1″ water tap and meter is installed by the City of Campbellsville ($700). New electric service (temporary) now lights the building for the first time in years. Video camera inspections of the clay sewer pipes find they are in good shape, however all old sewer pipes will be capped off and replaced with modern materials (PVC). Some windows are opened to allow light and ventilation.

Day 1 – The Begininng

July 1, 2008 – Day 1: Rescue is under way as of July 1, 2008 and will take approximately 180 days. The goal of the rescue phase is to save the brick facade on Main Street and South Columbia and make portions of the building water tight. A boundary fence, dumpster, and new signage were installed on day 1.