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« on: August 14, 2009, 12:58:37 PM »

In the photos below, Campbells Construction removes at least 120 years of roofing from The Foothills Bakery:

Trevor Campbell estimated that the steel roofing had been up there about 75 years


And the wooden shingles at least 40 years, but If I knew when the building was built, most likely longer than that.  The sheathing under the wooden shingles, which had to be replaced also, had square nails


Jimmy Thayer & Eric Bessette were among the workers on this very hot sunny day.  Eric told me that they found lots and lots of bats.  You folks down in the village, watch the skies tonight as these bats search for new homes.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 03:16:49 PM »

Bats yuck.  What a horrible place to be on a hot day
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 04:02:03 PM »

The temperature was creeping close to 90 degrees around 3:30 p.m. and Campbell Construction was buttoned up for the day:

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 03:15:02 AM »

As a contractors AND history enthusiast, that is SO interesting.

I have to admit I had to look up what lath was when I first heard it. As in plaster & lath.

The last "old" building we "upgraded" was built in the 50"s and survived the 64 earthquake.
We did seismic upgrades to the structure but that was it

Oh, and the elevator shaft was out of city code but, we got the Mayor at the time to allow it.
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 10:43:34 AM »

Old buildings have so much character and are much more interesting to look at than most of the new architecture. I am amazed when I see things that were built 100+ years ago without the power tools and heavy equipment we have now, with intricate ornate detail. Even the simpler designs of stone like the one on Main Street from the 1790's, that was a lot of heavy lifting. The foundation is stone also. It's still standing after more than 200 years and that was a simple little farm house in Vt. Look at things like the Parthenon in Greece, the Taj Mahal in India, or the Colosseum in Italy--all ancient and massive structures.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 12:37:09 PM »

Eric Bessette was working on screwing down the new roofing, but is shown above coming down to help the guy in red put some flashing on the roof over the stairway.  This is how things looked Monday noon:

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 10:25:02 AM »

Didn't have my camera with me, but looks like Foothills Bakery Roofing job is all done or close to it.  There is a black (Maybe Vinyl) roof on the building now.  Looks nice.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 03:11:42 AM »

You all have SO much history there.

We have from 1910 or so on.

Amazing. 
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