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Preservation and rehabilitation of the HP garage

October 31, 2005 - October 31 was the official wrap-up day for the Addison Avenue preservation and rehabilitation efforts. This final virtual construction update documents this labor of love.

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October 25, 2005 - Landscaping gets underway as the kitchen gets a wallpaper mural; furniture is delivered and set up; the garage staining and painting is complete; and the recreation of Bill and Dave’s workbench is looking oh-so-good.

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October 18, 2005 - Crowning touches are added to the legacy project as work presses steadily toward the finish line. Walkways, the landmark sign and a low-profile fence create a visitor and photo-friendly view of the garage and its signature double doors.

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October 11, 2005 - The Addison Avenue face of the HP property gets final touches as columns and doors get their final coats of paint. Inside, floors are stripped to original surfaces. Outside, the environmentally friendly driveway goes in, and planning begins for recreating Bill and Dave’s workbench.

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October 3, 2005 - Moving at a remarkable pace, yet keeping the high standards of safety and craftsmanship in place, the Addison Avenue work crews tackle the final stages inside, outside and all around the garage.

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September 27, 2005 - Attention to detail is the spirit of the week as an army of workers converge on Addison Avenue. Paint is applied, cabinets and fixtures go up, baseboard and picture rail trim is installed, and a new patio gets poured.

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September 20, 2005 - The sprint to the finish line begins in earnest during the week of September 20. With project completion only a month away, painters, carpenters, sheet rock installers, tapers and window hangers pick up momentum inside and out.

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September 13, 2005 - This week, work on the back porch and wheelchair lift gets underway; the clinker-brick chimney nears completion; the ground-floor ceilings regain their crown, and insulation and sheetrock go up in the house’s interior rooms.

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September 6, 2005 - With preservation efforts on the garage nearly complete, the work crews focus on the house. Porch footings are poured; the first layer of trim paint goes on; the clinker bricks resume their climb up the chimney; and the team leaves its mark.

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August 23, 2005 - Work continues apace as the Addison Avenue house gets new rain gutters, roof shingles and more doors. Forms are prepared for back porch steps, decorative touches begin to reappear, and the virtual construction update team visits the site.

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August 23, 2005 - A walking tour around 367 Addison Avenue showcases a week of solid accomplishments. Just inside the fence, porch steps are prepped; staircases, windows and doors go in; the shed is nearly complete; and the HP garage gets a new roof.

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August 23, 2005 - The chimney, subject of intense design and reinforcement efforts, gets another big boost. With footing and firebox in place, the steel support structure that will act as skeleton to the actual chimney rises above the roofline.

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Rehabilitation process slide shows

Click the thumbnail images to learn more about the progress of the HP garage property reconstruction.

Each image links to a different slide show.

October 31

The preservation and rehabilitation efforts officially wrap up.

October 25

Landscaping gets underway; furniture is set up; the garage staining and painting is complete; and Bill and Dave's workbench is recreated.

October 18

Crowning touches are added: walkways, the landmark sign and a low-profile fence.

October 11

Final touches are put on the house while the environmentally friendly driveway goes in and planning begins for recreating Bill and Dave's workbench.

October 3

The crew tackles the final stages inside, outside and all around the garage.

September 27

Paint is applied, cabinets and fixtures go up, baseboard and picture rail trim is installed, and a new patio gets poured.

September 20

With only a month to go, painters, carpenters, sheet rock installers, tapers and window hangers pick up momentum inside and out.

September 13

Work is done on the back porch and wheelchair lift; the chimney nears completion; and insulation and sheetrock go up in the house's interior rooms.

September 6

Work focuses on the house. Porch footings are poured, the first layer of trim paint goes on, clinker bricks climb up the chimney and the team leaves its mark.

August 30

The house gets new rain gutters, roof shingles and more doors. Forms are prepared for back porch steps and decorative touches begin to reappear.

August 23

Porch steps are prepped; staircases, windows and doors go in; the shed is nearly complete; and the HP garage gets a new roof.

August 23

The reinforced chimney has its footing and firebox in place, and its steel support structure rises above the roofline.