Construction




Auditorium heating and ventilation

In the summer, the second floor auditorium of the Stewart Library Building, now known as the Jones Nutter Auditorium, can be hot and stuffy. Originally the room was ventilated by openings to the attic in the decorative woodwork around the middle lights. Those openings were closed due to fire regulations…


Beginning of a new railing

Some are concerned that the walkway leading to the new entrance at the Stewart Library Building does not have a railing. The photo below shows the concrete base, poured today, to accommodate a railing that will be added in the future.


Refinishing the floors

Refinishing Floors at the SLB

The Stewart Library Building Preservation Group is working on a number of follow-up projects in the SLB. Over this Veteran’s Day weekend the floors in the Private Library and the first floor hallways have been repaired and refinished.  The work will be complete and the floors ready for use by…


Masonry Repairs

Here is an example of the masonry repair work done by Knowles Industrial Services, Inc. on the Stewart Library Building. The first picture shows the condition of the brick work under the ramp that used to go up to the South Entry Porch. I crawled under the ramp to take…


Phase 2 almost complete

The Phase Two construction and renovation project at the Stewart Library is almost complete. The new scheduled finish date is July 12, 2016. The project includes repairs to the building exterior, the new accessible entrance and stairway, and the installation of an elevator and lobbies. The elevator will be usable as…


A fitting addition to Corinna

Work on the new addition to the Stewart Library Building in Corinna will be completed soon. The exterior brick work is done. In this photo, taken on May 16, workers in the lift are preparing the area at the top of the addition. It will have a metal covering designed…


Work on the Stewart Library Building

Work on the Phase Two Project continues toward a planned completion date of June 1, 2016. Repairs to the building exterior will be completed this Spring. The stairway, glass walls and new entry doors in the new addition have been installed. The masons will be back soon to add brick to…


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