New Porch and Paint at 29 Ashley11/7/2022
A group from Fresh Start Pallet Products was working on the porch at 29 Ashley Street today. First step, taking down the old porch! At the same time, the house was being painted, and now the house’s final form has begun to emerge. In the afternoon, Bernie Michel joined in, helping to dig a hole for the footing, and that’s Ken Johnson over on the far right of that p
A group of volunteers from CVS Aetna came over to 847 Asylum this afternoon to paint spindles for 29 Ashley Street, and this group is the first group we’ve had in to volunteer in nearly a year. This Aetna team was from all around the country; they’d convened in Hartford for the first time since the pandemic began, and they wanted to wrap their time in Hartford up with a volunt
Progress at 29 Ashley3/23/2022
Interior framing has begun inside the house, while work on the siding continues outside. The back staircase, which had been a separate egress for an upstairs rental unit, has been removed. The third floor remains daunting. A very good sign is the arrival of the "ServCorps chairs," which means we are now well underway.
Progress at 29 Ashley3/14/2022
The aluminum siding has started to come down, and now there’s a view of the wood clapboard beneath. Likely this is from the 1970s renovation of the house – gold was a popular color then, along with avocado, and I think I’m glad they picked gold (okay, mustard) over avocado.
The site is much cleaner now, which means we can now start the restoration work.