• Hopewell Junction depot restoration thread

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  by Bernard Rudberg
 
The next big dollar project is covering the roof. We need to get that done before winter.

We can't afford real slate and the covering that looks like slate is still around $10,000 for that roof.

Bernie
  by charlie6017
 
Wow Bernie, my hat's off to you and the volunteers.......it looks super!

Charlie
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
New storm drains have been added to keep the flooding out of the basement. New base boards have been added along the deck and missing battens have been replaced. Meanwhile, the Rail Trail maintenance crew is on the job.

The next work session will be Saturday 9-24-2011
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
‎9-22-2011 On Thursday evening the East Fishkill town board approved a grant to the Hopewell Depot Restoration for $11,000 to finish the roof covering.

We are planning a "roof raising" work session in the near futrue.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Saturday 9-24 was a cloudy day but no rain. The video crew from the Town of East Fishkill was interviewing people on the Rail Trail and around the depot volunteers. Since we have the grant money coming from the town, we began setting up scaffolding for the new roof covering.
Meanwhile our electrician was preparing the electrical service into the building.

The next work sessions will be Wednesday 9-28 and Saturday 10-1. The priority will be the new roof covering.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
The Hopewell Depot now has a new sign donated by Bill Kimbark.
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  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Despite the occasional drizzly rain our volunteers climbed on the roof to install new underlayment for the new roof.

The weather is supposed to be cooler and dryer on Saturday 10-1-2011. We plan to continue working on the roof.

We need volunteers with experience in roof work.

Bernie Rudberg
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Saturday 10-1-2011 Still drizzling rain in the Hudson Valley but our volunteers worked on the roof anyway.

The next work sessions will be Wednesday 10-5-2011 and Saturday 10-8-2011.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
It finally stopped raining and we had a crisp, blue skies, fall day here in Hopewell Junction. With the background sounds of hammering on the roof, East Fishkill Supervisor, John Hickman, presented the grant check for $11,000 to buy the faux slate roof covering. The actual installation of the new roof covering will be done by Lupine Roofing as a sub contractor to be paid by Toll Brother Construction. A professional Lupine roofing crew will do the work as soon as we can get the new shingles ordered and delivered. When the roof is done and water tight we can start work on the interior even if the weather turns bad.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
‎10-8-2011 We had a beautiful, crisp fall day today. The main project was the underlayment for the new roof. In addition we did a bit more of the trim around the deck. The faux slate for the roof is on order and should be delivered in a week or so. Then we will arrange with Lupine Roofing and Toll Brothers to have the professional crew install the new roof covering.

Our next work sessions will be Wednesday 10-12-2011 and Saturday 10-15-2011.
Work will continue on the deck trim and the roof underlayment.

Stop around and see for yourself what we are doing. We would be glad to have you join in.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Wednesday 10-12-2011 was a cool cloudy day but some finishing work continued on the roof underlayment.
Also grading was done for the base of the new sidewalk.

The next work session will be on Saturday 10-15-2011.

Come on down and help us with the sidewalk and deck trim.
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  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Grading the base for the new sidewalk.
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  by Bernard Rudberg
 
Today was a brisk fall day with lots of wind blowing the leaves around. The forms for the new sidewalk are now ready for concrete. While the digging was going on several other volunteers were touching up the paint and giving some TLC to the only remaining original door. They also organized a bucket brigade to move the salvaged bricks back onto the roof to for the chimney restoration.

Despite the wind and occasional sprinkles, there were quite a few Rail Trail visitors who bought T-Shirts and made donations.

Our next work sessions will be Wednesday 10-19 and Saturday 10-22. Stop around and chat a while.
  by Bernard Rudberg
 
It looks like it could be raining Wednesday.
We have outlined several interior jobs to do if it is raining.

We have inside and under cover work for Wednesday 10-19.

Bernie Rudberg
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