Posted date: Aug 14, 2020
by: Admin My Local Life
New Chapter Begins
On the morning of August 6, the dilapidated wooden awning at 202 on Washington was carefully taken down by a crew of local construction volunteers. As the awning was removed, the new face of 202 on Washington emerged. The history of the Danielson Faulkender Building will never be forgotten, but a new chapter is beginning.
Cheyenne Center for Creativity approached Roger Jensen several months ago to help tackle this enormous project. Roger enlisted Gordon Ross and Brock McAtee, together they devised a plan to safely remove the awning from the building.
Travis Jensen, and members of McAtee’s Construction crew attached chains to the awning using brackets designed by Gordon Ross. Ross’s boom truck slowly lifted the chains, freeing the awning from the building. Then it was placed on McAtee’s flatbed trailer and hauled to the land fill where Byron Moberly, land fill supervisor, volunteered to dismantle it for disposal.
Those involved generously donated their time, energy, and expertise to accomplish this challenging task. In support of the 202 on Washington Project, there were no charges for labor or equipment.
The awning was removed safely with no damage to windows, buildings, or people.
Roger Jensen commented, “After getting together with Gordon and giving it plenty of thought, we devised a plan for the best and safest way to get the awning down. We were pretty confident but slightly nervous. We didn’t know how heavy it would be and how it was actually attached to the building. In the end, it came down in one large piece as planned. We felt like it all went well.”
The 202 on Washington Project teams want to thank Roger Jensen, Travis Jensen, Kashlie Burton, (Jensen Construction), Gordon Ross (Ross Manufacturing), Brock McAtee, Brennan Wilger, Chris Labarge, Crockett Stortz, (McAtee Construction), Gabe Born, (Heritage Lumber), and Byron Moberly.
The removal of the awning is the first step in the vision to restore this historic building. Installation of a new roof will soon follow, making it possible to begin interior renovation.