Ian Kerr from Ocean Alliance takes notes on progress at the Paint Factory.
They have come a long way. Removed all the paint pasted to the floors, installed radiate heat in the floors, all new walls inside, carpeting, plumbing, yet maintaining as much of the original wood as possible.
See GMG Video on the beginning.
The “E” Building is becoming a love of hard work and dedication.
This will be one of Gloucester’s Pride Land Mark.
GMG will keep you posted on this project.
Below are some photos of the Progress:
However Much More has to be done.
More stills from the B-roll for my Monarch butterfly film, photographed this past weekend.
Wonson’s Cove Gloucester November
Paint Factory Gloucester November
Good Harbor Beach Sunrise November
Iain’s busy trying to get Ocean Alliance into the Paint Factory, so I
thought I would give you a quick update on what’s happening this fall,
because we’re close! As you can see in the photos, R.B. Strong Excavating
and Sewage Co. have put in a new septic line (the original drained into the
harbor!). The water main was broken, so that had to be dug up and fixed.
Building E, the smaller brick building, has a new roof made of recycled
plastic shingles, new triple glazed windows at a huge discount from Marvin
Windows, new gutters, skylights, wiring, and soon-to-be finished new
plumbing. We also have a new fence donated by Boston Fencing and a new
mailbox, meaning 32 Horton Street will be receiving mail for probably the
first time since the 1980’s. This is all after over a million dollars spent
on toxic cleanup of the site, which is ongoing. Geoffrey H. Richon, Co. has
done an amazing job, as always, overseeing the project. Many thanks to those
who have offered their support, and if you want to get involved and help us
reach our goal of moving in this fall you can go to our website
Amy Kerr and everyone at Ocean Alliance
Ocean Alliance, based on figures provided by the lead architect, has a goal of raising approximately $12 million to restore the ~ 20,000 Sq.ft buildings in a way that mediates existing contamination, maintains their historic exterior appearance while modeling the interior as a practical, accessible research, education and historic center.
Only $12,000,000? Hopefully the architect throws in a blowjob to sweeten the deal.
Day and days of fog…
Photo © Kathy Chapman 2012
My wife and I traveled to Gloucester a couple of years back for vacation and for a whale watch. We absolutely fell in love with Gloucester and plan on returning. I thought I would send along just one of the outstanding views I was able to capture. I hope you enjoy it.
Ray & Linda Furniss Oswego, NY.
A piece by Jenna Powell based on the Paint Factory in Gloucester.
Rockport sculptor Jenna Powell is showing at Lesley University from February 16th to April 16th. The work in her show is based on the castings from the iconic Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory in Gloucester, with results both aesthetically and historically important. From Jenna:
I began the Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory project in Gloucester Massachusetts with the assumption that the remaining historic structures would be of primary interest, not the story of paint discovered within. Inside, multi-colored traces of history are frozen in varying stages of liquidity: flowing, dripping, oozing, splattering, lumping and layering. The paint evokes the memory of mass production recorded throughout and between multiple stories, floorboards, ceilings, and walls.
Check out her website:
The show is located at:
Gallery @ University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Ave
Atrium Gallery 2nd floor 9am – 9pm
Eanin Kerr sits on top of tons of wood he salvaged for the restoration project.
Enjoy the shortslide_shgow below.
More photos to come….
A man who “Walks the Talk”, is in constant motion, with a vision for the future, and an eye on the past.
Iain talks with Thom Falzzarano and Donna Ardizzoni of GMG
Paint Factory Demolition Video 4x part2
Paint Factory Demolition 4x speed
I did this small video as a test. I’m not a video editor.
I have a much longer video I have to edit. Hopefully I can figure it out.
We already have a tremendous amount of footage from today that the team is currently editing check back for updates Much Much More To Come from the Whole Team including Videos