An example is our exterior. The photo above, hand-tinted, is what it originally looked like when it was built in 1900 as the telephone exchange. This exterior has been hidden for decades behind a rather ugly 70s era facade, but what you see above is still there. We want to uncover it, restore it, add an elevator for disabled access. We will need at least $150,000. Below is what it looks like today.
Since our official ownership date of April 23rd, a lot has happened at CHRS Radio Central. Check out this progress:
A new sewer lateral was installed.
Asbestos was removed from the great telephone / church room.
The roof was repaired.
Sumps cleaned, pumps tested and operational.
All locks re-keyed.
Old interior walls from church and school removed.
The fire sprinkler system was updated.
Fire extinguishers updated with signage.
Earthquake gas shutoff valve installed.
Exit signs updated and lit.
Alarm system updated and working.
Moldy janitor’s closet scrubbed and dried, sealed and painted for use.
Telephone system installed.
Wi-fi routers installed.
Electric system repaired.
Building perimeter sealed.
Playground equipment traded to Baptist Church for use of Parking lot.
Parking lot drainage project complete.
Maxwell Library project nearing completion.
Shop shear wall seismic project underway.
Compact Mobile Storage underway.
A 12′ x 32′ Accessory Building, (shed), will be built in our yard on a concrete pad (photos below) and will serve as our carpentry shop.