Restoration Update

Admin | March 21, 2017 |

Work is progressing on Phase 3 at the Castro Adobe. This work includes restoring the balcony and stairs, and installing a wood boardwalk underneath the balcony. This also includes the final piece of the seismic retrofit with the installation of the cable wrapping around the center of building.

As part of the work, the non-historic balcony, stairs, columns and pavers were removed. Taking down the balcony exposed the pockets for the original balcony floor joists which indicated that the balcony was originally cantilevered.

Work this week and next continues with the installation of a concrete slab for the boardwalk and the footings for the columns.

Contractor Brian Bogaard and the new 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ beams before installation.

New beams installed at roof.

Balcony floor removed.

Joists removed showing original joist pockets.