Category Archives: 7400 Pershing

Things are moving again…

Roof in Progress

If you follow our blog or drive by our building on a regular basis you might be wondering why nothing has been happening. Remember our post “We Bought a Roof!”? Well, we finally did. A really nice zinc roof that takes a while to get. We’re told that it’s in the US now and headed…Read more

The new windows are here! The new windows are here!

Exterior Window

When I stopped by the building this evening to find that more than half of the windows at 7400 had been installed I could hear Steve Martin in my head yelling “The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!” ¬†Of course my excitement was our new windows! Somehow the windows getting…Read more

It pays to visit the job site.

Ductwork

Today was a great reminder that random site visits can make or break a project. The HVAC guys have been working away installing duct work. They are mostly finished upstairs and have done a great job so far. When I happened upon them today they were about to start installing the duct work on the…Read more

Drill baby drill for alternative energy.

Geothermal Drilling

For the past two days the site has been humming with heavy equipment. Three trucks and two trailers arrived with tools, a couple thousand feet of pipe, hoses and a generator. It’s messy, noisy work but it’s going surprisingly fast. In case you are a novice like me and don’t know much about geothermal, here…Read more

Saving old doors.

Exterior Doors

About two years ago we made a trip to a local architectural salvage place. If you have not been to one of those, stop what you are doing right now and go! The treasures that you will find are unbelievable. We went in search of a few doors and fell in love with more than…Read more

Drawings for clarity.

Elevation

A few weeks back we had a request for drawings. Silly that we haven’t provided them sooner! To follow are some elevations and floor plans. It is a two story structure with distinct rooms on the first floor and one open studio on the second. Enjoy!  

Neon in the attic!

Neon In The Attic

The nice thing about buying an old, neglected building is that if you are lucky, hidden treasures come with it. In the case of 7400 Pershing we had double good luck! A long time ago, somehow, someway, someone managed to put two identical neon signs in the attic. How they got them through the small…Read more

Progress three ways!

Second Floor Opened Up

A few updates on Pershing to kick off the week…   The geothermal pipes are in! The wells will be drilled soon…more later on that! This photo was taken from what will soon be our new utility room looking west toward the kitchen and our back door.   The old stairs have been removed to…Read more

Prepping for geothermal!

Geothermal Prepping

We’ve been away for a couple of weeks and of course could hardly wait to get back to the building. So today, with an outside temperature of 100 degrees fahrenheit (why didn’t we stay in Colorado?!), I popped in to find two hard working, weary guys. They’ve spent their morning busting up concrete to make…Read more

Things are opening up!

First Floor Opened Up

For the last week and half the work has shifted from demolition to construction and things are really opening up! This is the point in the process where one minute we are saying “what have we gotten ourselves into?” to “wow, we are so glad that we did this!” Then again, who are we kidding,…Read more