3619 Blair Nears Completion

The side windows have been trimmed out using salvaged architrave moulding donated by Michael Allen
The side windows have been trimmed out using salvaged architrave moulding donated by Michael Allen

As 2012 gets underway, we’re keeping plenty busy putting the finishing touches on our building renovation at 3619 Blair in Saint Louis. This location will serve as out main headquarter space and residence, as well as being a space for communal meals, small exhibitions and performances. We’ve moved out of our former space at 2010 Mallinckrodt, and are hoping to have more regular programming up and running later this spring.

Looking into the front room from the rear dining & kitchen space
Looking into the front room from the rear dining & kitchen space
The first floor bathroom features walls made of found, chopped up real estate signage and window board-up material, as well as a sink mounted in a found plank of wood.
The first floor bathroom features walls made of found, chopped up real estate signage and window board-up material, as well as a sink mounted in a found plank of wood.
Dave and Eric installing a meticulous layout of asphalt shingles from Restore (along with some salvaged samples from around the neighborhood) on the rebuilt rear wall. The window is also from Restore.
Dave and Eric installing a meticulous layout of asphalt shingles from Restore (along with some salvaged samples from around the neighborhood) on the rebuilt rear wall. The window is also from Restore.

The building will be put to the test this coming weekend as it hosts the Social Agency Lab‘s second annual Labcamp. Members of SAL will be visiting for the weekend, hosting a dinner and a workshop around the history and potential of the Pruitt Igoe site. Look for more updates and documentation to follow! For more images of the build-out process check out the sets on our flickr site.

 

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