Inside Southwest

Scaffolds went up and the brick work to repair the parapet is underway at the future home of Inside Southwest Detroit, The Alley Project, and Young Nation.

The building’s parapet, the low protective wall along the roof, protects the roof’s edges from wind damage among other things. Ours was not in good shape as the mortar had deteriorated and loose and missing bricks needed repair.

Several sunny and unseasonably warm days brought our neighbors by on bicycles and foot and gave us the chance to share more about what’s happening at the building.

When the brick work is completed the parapet will be capped with limestone. Compare the photos above to the roofline in the last few posts to see the difference.

Eventually the building will be covered in a large mural that wraps around 3 sides… so look up when you pass by because for a short time this step in the renovation reveals a beautiful piece of the building’s original appearance.

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