Skip to content

Weekend Update

July 28, 2019
by

A few things going on at the BAB. Terrific weather inspired some roof clean up.

4F8CC501-3E44-420A-A3F1-570807C515CE

Tom power-washed the

built-up gunk. I cut back the ‘Pain in the’ Ash tree that grows over the roof. This vision of vigor shows no sign of the Ash disease.

685FAE4B-E114-4E30-B1A8-6AC469C3C990

Then, I moved some bricks from the roof to the second floor. These were salvaged when we demo’d the internal parapet wall. They match the rest of the bricks on the building and can be used as spares for the tuckpointing project. The main brick is a grey iron spot brick that would be impossible to find a new match anymore.

Leaves collect around the stacks, causing stuff to sprout, not good for the roof. They’ll need to be moved again to somewhere out of the way, but that can be done on a less pleasant day.

6366A607-5141-44E7-832F-A26D3A6FC509

Buckets to the rescue, again!

Another little history tidbit has been found. I wander around the building when I call Mom. While we are catching up, I use a razor blade and other tools to scrape stickers off of doors and windows. The workers at the printing company put stickers everywhere. Very ugly and they annoy me. On the doors at the top of the front stairs, some phone company signage appeared.

9F86A585-4562-4387-9F2B-1D76E4677922

It says OPERATING ROOM, RIVERSIDE OFFICE, HALL, CHIEF OPER. ‘HALL’ doesn’t match the other letters, so it must have been updated. Another person to research!

On the bank loan front, we heard some terrific news from our fearless banker- the appraiser has found some ‘comps’- comparable, sold properties. The two properties are warehouse conversions in Soulard, similar enough to what we’re trying to do. This is critical to prove that the BAB can be sold for 20% more than the value of the loan. This is very good news! Another step forward.

6F03E31C-0148-47F6-B5EE-48A2688DA027

She also wrote a bunch of other terms and acronyms we don’t understand, so we’ll be calling her tomorrow.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Brian Jones permalink
    July 29, 2019 12:48 pm

    That roof looks great!

  2. Maurine Pruchnicki permalink
    July 29, 2019 12:15 pm

    Happy to hear the loan application is going forward. Mom

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: