Archive of construction updates and photographs
July 1, 2007
President's Residence/Musser Farm - Out buildings are being emptied and prepared for demolition.
Site Preparation (July 2007)
Preparations Continue (August 27, 2007)
Site Excavation (August 2007)
Footers are poured (September 7, 2007)
September 14, 2007
The recycling of the barn will begin Monday, September 17th with the barn being completely moved by the end of the week. After the barn in dismantled, the stone foundation will be dismantled. If all goes according to plan the barn should be completely gone by the end of September.
September 19, 2007--Foundation preparations
September 20, 2007
Foundation work on the new home is progressing. Walls have been poured and the builders are getting ready to start framing the home. The barn on the property is being removed and should be cleared off sight in the next week. The firm removing the barn is saving the boards and timbers for use in future barn repairs.
October 2, 2007
The foundation work has been completed and steel support beams are being installed. The framing of the home is scheduled to begin on Oct. 3. Site work continues to progress.
October 23, 2007
Framing for the first floor is being completed. During this week, framing for the second floor will begin, and roofing trusses will be delivered.
November 2, 2007
Work continues but was slowed due to inclement weather. Strong progress is being made with the framing of the first floor and bringing utilities to the site. Next week work on the second floor will begin.
November 8, 2007
Work continued on the installation of utility services to the residence. Water and power lines are being installed. The second floor is framed out and the roof trusses are in place.
December 3, 2007
Work on the residence continues to move forward. The house is under roof, and the shingle work is almost complete. The front pillars and portico are installed. Inside rough- ins for electric and plumbing are in process.
December 12, 2007
The Cocurricular Education Council announced that the current president's residence will house The Reconciliation House in the 2008-2009 academic year. Educators were invited to submit proposals for using the residence as a unique student living-learning environment. The Reconciliation House was selected based on its goals of exploring and modeling the ministry of reconciliation to the entire Messiah College campus community. The house will provide a place for students, faculty, and staff members to dialogue openly and sincerely and feel empowered individually and collectively to seek positive change.
January 18, 2008
Brick work on the exterior of the home continues. Indoors, electrical inspections have been completed and ceilings and installation is being installed. In the next weeks, work on dry wall will begin.
January 31, 2008
February 11, 2008