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Letterpress & Publick House Update #1

Posted on August 20th, by Todd Simmons in Blog. No Comments

Last week, our favorite word was “sawzall” around the Wolverine Farm. After 16 months of internal and external review on our project at 316 Willow, we finally put sweat and muscle into the game. The partial demolition of the current building was fun and invigorating work–the roof was rotten and needed to go anyway, and we intend to build all our farm-style tables out of the salvaged 2×10 rafters. Here’s a rundown of our demo process last week:


Here is the space we bought–a 25′ x 50′ cinder block building with a slightly-pitched-mostly-flat roof. The space was divided up into one large workspace, two bathrooms, one furnace room, and a reception area. What are we taking out you may ask? Everything! All of the plumbing, electrical, internal walls, heating system, roof system, and stepped parapet roof. When we’re done the space will look like a concrete shoe box with the lid removed.


History speaks through marks left on the floor. These beautifully arched incomplete circles were left by office chairs on wheels.


Some of the internal walls are down, the ceiling has been removed, and the space is revealing itself. If you can’t tell, it’s not big. Almost every time that someone visits … Read More »