The Renovation made steady progress throughout July in infrastructure and underpinning. It will soon look like a building again. You will notice as you drive by that there are are fewer pieces of heavy equipment around. Our “progress,” which we have been talking about for months, should soon be more visible from the street and on the blog. A little more patience should be well rewarded.
The elevator has been installed – This will make our building compliant with handicapped accessibility requirements and bring people to the upper floor.
Dry wall began going up – Here it is around the elevator.
Inside, rooms are being defined – This is one side of an office.
Talk about infrastructure – Our new mechanical room takes much less space than the old boiler room and is filled with energy saving equipment.
Nice, big windows will be installed here, replacing the tiny ones that peeked out of basement wells.
They look good outside and…
Inside. They even open – to catch the breeze on a Spring day.
In back of the building a large trench was dug to install drains and conduit for all our utilities. New poles are also being installed. Old ones will be removed once all the wiring is transferred.
Beautiful brickwork blends the new addition with the historic building. This photo picks up a shadow which will not be there when construction barriers and wiring is removed.
Remember the vintage magazine rack with the cute little drawers. It went off to be refinished along with the long table and four reading tables.
Permanent Mark Brick
An engraved brick incorporated into the new Shute Memorial Library design can honor family, friends or an organization. Or it can be a lasting memorial to someone special. Your gift will also support the Library’s Capital Campaign.
There are three sizes available:
4 x 8——3 lines, 14 characters each—–$100
8 x 8—–4 lines, 14 characters each——$200
12 x 12—5 lines, 15 characters each—-$600
Please contact Stacy DeMaria at 617-293-0181 or Stacy DeBole at 617-394-2303 for more information.
Thanks to Beverly Dorman for being the very first person to respond to our online fundraising effort. You too can donate with a credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button. Razoo will process the transaction, and send us the combined donations for the month. We will also be recording donations that are given by check or cash and reporting the campaign’s progress on this website.
John Laidler has published an informative article in the Boston Globe North Section covering the award of a grant to Shute Library, Everett and addition of other communities in the area to the wait list. (Click on the words Boston Globe North Section to go to the full article.)
The Architectural plans for the Shute project create a small addition for a street level entrance that is welcoming and accessible. It is balanced by a meeting room door to the right of the building.