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    Harper Hall

    Is there any effort to save a salvage any bricks from the Harper demolition?

    Seems like itd be nice to save a couple hundred to build another set of columns close to there. In the tradition of Old Main.

    Or, send em to a c&d landfill.

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    Re: Harper Hall

    Quote Originally Posted by turbodawg View Post
    Is there any effort to save a salvage any bricks from the Harper demolition?

    Seems like it’d be nice to save a couple hundred to build another set of columns close to there. In the tradition of Old Main.

    Or, send em to a c&d landfill.
    I like the idea of saving bricks, or anything that can be salvaged. It's a matter if they are salvageable and if it can be done economically. Saving bricks such that they can be used again can be expensive.

    I have seen instances when bricks and other materials are saved from an old building then used in the construction of a new building, often on the same location. That is great.

    Speaking of which...

    unfortunately a friend and one-time business associate, a real estate developer, Mike M. purchased an old building here in Natchitoches, it dated back to the 1920's and had been used for various uses, a single-family home, an office building, and its last use was as a divided apartment for renting. Mike hired some guys to salvage the bricks. It was a slow, pains-taking, expensive, labor-intensive task. After several weeks they were almost finished and had been stacking the cleaned bricks on a trailer parked at the site. One day a guy shows up in a truck and tells the workers he had been sent by Mike M. to carry them off. The workers, having no reason to suspect anything, just shrugged. The guy hooks up and off go the bricks...

    Police tried to find them, but never have. Then a couple of months later the empty trailer was recovered, backed into a side road out in the woods.

    Mike took a beating on that whole deal. First, I told him he was paying too much for the property, and then after spending many $tens of thousands trying to salvage the building finally agreed it had to be taken down and a new structure built. The old 100-year structure could not be saved, all the main support beams had rotted, it was a total mess. So! he was going to save the bricks and use them in the construction of the new building. Two years later it remains a vacant lot, now for sale.

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    Re: Harper Hall

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    Speaking of which...

    unfortunately a friend and one-time business associate, a real estate developer, Mike M. purchased an old building here in Natchitoches, it dated back to the 1920's and had been used for various uses, a single-family home, an office building, and its last use was as a divided apartment for renting. Mike hired some guys to salvage the bricks. It was a slow, pains-taking, expensive, labor-intensive task. After several weeks they were almost finished and had been stacking the cleaned bricks on a trailer parked at the site. One day a guy shows up in a truck and tells the workers he had been sent by Mike M. to carry them off. The workers, having no reason to suspect anything, just shrugged. The guy hooks up and off go the bricks...

    Police tried to find them, but never have. Then a couple of months later the empty trailer was recovered, backed into a side road out in the woods.

    Mike took a beating on that whole deal. First, I told him he was paying too much for the property, and then after spending many $tens of thousands trying to salvage the building finally agreed it had to be taken down and a new structure built. The old 100-year structure could not be saved, all the main support beams had rotted, it was a total mess. So! he was going to save the bricks and use them in the construction of the new building. Two years later it remains a vacant lot, now for sale.
    That's one sad story!

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    Re: Harper Hall

    Quote Originally Posted by tenacious_dog View Post
    That's one sad story!
    That's real estate...win some, lose some.

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