Exciting things are happening for the HI Richmond Hostel…
Photos and information courtesy of Christopher “Max” Maxwell.
Dominion Virginia Power disconnected the electricity to make it safe for the masons to begin replacing loose mortar. Power lines were depowered at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov.18 , the lifts were dropped off and the sidewalk blocked.
Above right is a close up showing loose degraded mortar being ground out. On the closest corner you can see a spot where bricks fell out during a storm a few months ago.
Above, Contractor Wilson Enochs lays out plastic to keep the mortar off the sidewalk.
And by 5:50 p.m. the power had been reconnected.
Scaffolding went up Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20. Next up will be the repair of the historic front windows.
Walk by the hostel to take a look for yourself. And keep up with our latest updates on our facebook page.