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Exterior Rehabilitation 2001-2003
Photos of the first phase of rehabilitation/construction of the Brown v. Board of Education NHS.
Close-up image of the deterioration of the wood under the gutters.
Workers apply a layer of concrete over the repaired crack in the roof above the auditorium.
Close-up photo of the restored area under the gutters.
The new sidewalk on the south side of the site is complete with planter boxes.
The front entrance doors still need to be restored, as well as the lights on both sides of the doors.
Auditorium windows are finished. Concrete for the sidewalk and parking lot still need to be poured.
All of the parts of the geothermal system are in place.
structure 5 foundation
Archaeological excavation of structure 5. This is the foundation of one of the previous Monroe School buildings on this land.
removal of old concrete courtyard
The old concrete courtyard is being removed. Notice the opening in the concrete on the right where a tree was previously planted.
Entrance area after the old concrete courtyard was removed. All of the window sashes and downspouts have been restored. The archaeological survey has been completed.
Archaeological site of Structure 5 north foundation. Structure 5 is one of the previous buildings that was used as the Monroe School on the same lot.
Archaeologists with the National Park Service locate foundations of previous buildings on the site.
North end of site awaits pouring of sidewalk.
Installation of concrete in the front is nearly complete. Notice the edge of the sidewalk in the front of the picture.
Workers are preparing to pour concrete for the front entrance stairs.
Workers are smoothing concrete for sidewalk on south end of building.
New concrete planter walls are in place.
The ramps for the front entrance are being prepared for concrete.
All of the window sashes have been removed, and the window openings have been covered. Scaffolding has been put in place around the building. Workers are re-pointing brick work, removing old mortar and replacing it with new mortar.
exterior view of window sash removal
Exterior view of window sashes being removed for restoration.