Paint Factory Report From Iain Kerr

HI Joey,
I hope you are well, ready to warm up a bit.
I remain concerned that people think that nothing is happening at the Paint Manufactory.
From the attached materials, you can see that that is far from the truth:
Many people are not aware that considerable work has gone on at the Tarr and Wonson Paint manufactory over the winter season.  Most of this work has been environmental mitigation (site clean up).  We have removed, two concrete block buildings at the entrance to the site that each had 20,000 gallon oil and solvent tanks in them.  We have removed asbestos siding from the side of one building and the interior of another, 8 solvent and mixing tanks have been removed from the brick buildings along with the SUV sized oil fired furnace.  The most exciting and challenging work has been the removal of lead paint from the exterior of the brick buildings.  Scaffolding had to be erected around the buildings and then closed in with tarpaulins that were kept at negative pressure so that no lead paint dust could escape.  The attached time lapse video shows the tarpaulins coming down.  As you can see from the attached document, the ice blasting has exceeded our expectations, the brickwork looks almost polished.
Cheers, Iain

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4 Responses to Paint Factory Report From Iain Kerr

  1. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the update!

  2. Wm Skipper Publicover says:

    Having grown up on Rocky Neck, Tarr & Wonsons was an icon in so many ways. My family owned and operated the Rockaway for some 65 years.
    Sure glad she is being resurrected in such a thoughtful manor!

    • Nick Reveliotty says:

      Wm, I have been trying to find out what happened to the Rockaway Hotel. Some members of my family used to be cooks there.
      I workjed on a Lobster boat and used to go over to eat there around 1948-49.
      I’d love to exchange some history with you.

  3. john says:

    fantastic!

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