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This album provides a photo journey of the rehabilitation of the Habitat for Humanity property located at 919 South Harris Avenue. Project history and links to past photos are archived below the photos on this page.

The photos below are from Wednesday, July 23rd, when we picked up trash, filled holes and spread top soil and from Saturday, July 26th when we set landscaping stones, cleaned ceramic tile, sealed grout, put moulding on water line to refrigerator, repaired the rear door frame, cleaned out cabinets and drawers, adjusted and set kitchen countertop side splashes, caulked side splashes, drilled holes for laundry cabinet knobs, cleaned countertop, laid more carpet protector at the home entry, and mowed the grass the last time. As of July 26th, 40 persons volunteered 202 times for a total of 997 hours. The following churches contributed to this effort: Hilliard United Methodist, Indian Run United Methodist, Linworth United Methodist, St. Brendan Catholic, St. James Lutheran, and Scioto Ridge United Methodist. We thank these churches and their volunteers!

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Project history:
  • April 14, 2008 - Hilliard Adopt-A-House and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus entered into an agreement for the rehabilitation of 919 South Harris Avenue.
  • April 19, 2008 - Demolition and clean up began.
  • April 23, 2008 - Clean up continued and wall insulation began.
  • April 26, 2008 - Pulled up fence posts, almost completed wall insulation, removed ceiling fans and light fixtures, and put on first coat of primer.
  • April 30, 2008 - Ran TV cable lines to all bedrooms and living room, completed removal of old linoleum, replaced two broken windows, removed toilet and bathroom vanity, puttied wall anomalies, sanded walls (where dry), and primed more walls.
  • May 3, 2008 - Framed the kitchen/dining area, hung all the drywall except the kitchen sink area wall, and applied the tape and first coat of mud.
  • May 7, 2008 - Finished hanging drywall and taped and mudded it, put second coat of joint compound on other wall areas, completed priming existing walls and ceilings, and put the first coat of paint on about 90% of those walls.
  • May 10, 2008 - Put skim coat of joint compound on walls, finished the first coat of paint on the old walls, completed second coat of paint in two rooms, cleaned old paint off the bathtub, repaired shed roof sheathing and laid roofing paper and drip edge on it, mowed grass (weeds), powerwashed all vinyl siding, removed vinyl siding from the front of the house, replaced damaged vinyl siding on southeast wall, cut down three trees growing through the power lines, trimmed neighbor's trees overhanging the property, and relocated a litter of seven kittens to the Humane Society.
  • May 14, 2008 - Sanded the drywall, primed the newly hung drywall, patched a few wall anomalies, put a second coat of paint on one bedroom and the hallway, squared off the vinyl siding taken from the front of the house, and put a first coat of paint on the newly hung drywall.
  • May 17, 2008 - Mowed the grass/weeds, trimmed the weeds, repaired the rear exterior door, shingled most of the shed, finished the second coat of interior paint, touched up the ceiling paint, replaced right front vinyl corner post, replaced some broken vinyl siding on the northeast corner, and hung new vinyl siding on the non-gable part of the front of the house.
  • May 21, 2008 - Cleaned the former linoleum floor areas more completely, replaced some broken vinyl siding on the rear of the house, removed the rotting/damaged shed doors, and laid ceramic tile in the foyer, kitchen, bathroom, washer/dryer area, and the rear entry area.
  • May 24, 2008 - Completed vinyl siding replacement, completed hanging new siding on the front of the house, finished shingling the shed, grouted the floor tiles, replaced the electrical outlets and switches, installed telephone outlets, installed some light fixtures, mowed and trimmed the weeds again, and began replacing the eave soffit.
  • May 28, 2008 - Continued eave soffit replacement, cleaned the ceramic tile, removed one cracked tile, laid a new floor in the shed, built a new shed door, and set the toilet.
  • May 31, 2008 - Completed eave soffit replacement, replaced two cracked ceramic tiles, installed the bathroom vanity cabinet, laid ceramic tile baseboard in the bathroom and washer-dryer area, installed the vanity top with faucet hardware, installed kitchen cabinets, installed ceiling fans with lights in the three bedrooms and the living room, installed the dining room chandelier, installed heat registers, cleaned the north gutter and fascia, re-hung the shed door, began shed trimwork, installed the stove vent hood, and mowed the grass/weeds again.
  • June 4, 2008 - Hung cabinet doors, installed cabinet shelves and drawers, installed bathroom towel rods and toilet paper holder, repaired the rear storm door, did some ceiling touch-up, cleaned old paint off wall fixtures, installed remaining heat registers, and discovered a roofing/fascia board issue.
  • June 5, 2008 - Picked up interior doors at APCO and delivered to Harris Avenue.
  • June 7, 2008 - Trimmed out shed door, grouted remaining tiles, hung bathroom and rear port light fixtures, painted baseboard trim, hung some interior doors and painted two interior doors.
  • June 11, 2008 - Painted trim and doors, and cut baseboard trim.
  • June 14, 2008 - Hung doors, laid baseboard, installed kitchen countertop and finished painting interior doors.
  • June 18, 2008 - Painted two coats of Kilz on shed and front porch posts, installed window latches, put on cold air return grille, installed bathroom light-vent cover, hung bathroom mirror, installed kitchen sink and put on new gutter downspouts.
  • June 20, 2008 - Sprayed weed killer on the entire "lawn."
  • June 21, 2008 - Removed south gutter, aluminum, and soffit to reveal rotted 2x6 fascia boards, replaced fascia board with new 2x6's, replaced aluminum and soffit, re-hung south gutter, reworked latch on shed, cut and installed window sills, cleaned paint and tape off window frames, put in support for front door threshold, cut trim for window sills, and mowed the grass/weeds again.
  • June 25, 2008 - Sprayed Round-up on some weeds, cleaned gutters, painted two coats of enamel on gutters, hung shutters, puttied nail holes in woodwork, hung house numbers, installed brackets for all blinds and hung bathroom blinds, installed all appliances, painted both exterior doors, cleaned rear storm door, and hung all closet doors.
  • June 28, 2008 - Put two coats of paint on the gas meter piping, painted over the obscene grafitti inside the shed, finished the baseboards throughout the house, caulked the windows, trimmed the attic access hole, the closet door tracks, and the washer connection box, puttied nail holes in the baseboards, sills, door trim and other trimwork, cleaned the mirror and windows, painted the window sills, and applied compound to a few wall issues.
  • June 30, 2008 - Coped the hanging closet doors to fit against the baseboards, installed the new locks for the rear exterior door, caulked baseboards, painted coped doors, touched up paint on woodwork, hung the mailbox, replaced the tub faucet and diverter, and repaired a few wall anomalies.
  • July 2, 2008 - Completed caulking baseboards and door trim, cleaned out the house, repaired vinyl siding at the rear door, vacuumed thoroughly in preparation for carpet installation, cleaned window frames, hung the remaining blinds, adjusted the length on all blinds, ran a water line to the refrigerator for the ice maker, cleaned the bath tub, rewired the outlet and lights for the shed, completed repair of the hole in the hallway, installed the attic access panel, cleaned the closet shelves, cleaned the existing window screens, touched up the wall paint in a number of areas, and mowed the grass again.
  • Installed carpet and sprayed weeds again.
  • July 8, 2008 - Vacuumed newly installed carpet, put down carpet protector, powerwashed vinyl siding, porches and concrete walk, mowed grass again, trimmed bottom of shed door for a better fit, added trim board across the top of the shed opening and painted it, installed new door bell unit, touched up paint, installed door stops, re-cut length on one closet door set, re-hung all closet doors, and completed the installation of the water line for the refrigerator ice maker.
  • July 12, 2008 - Hung cabinets above the washer and dryer, installed the closet door guides, completed the electrical in the shed, touched up the paint on the porch posts, touched up paint on baseboards and walls, painted the cable channel on the rear of the home, and sprayed Round-up on the weeds on the fence line.
  • July 23, 2008 - Meticulously picked up trash, filled holes and spread top soil.
  • July 26, 2008 - Set landscaping stones, cleaned ceramic tile, sealed grout, put moulding on water line to refrigerator, repaired the rear door frame, cleaned out cabinets and drawers, adjusted and set kitchen countertop side splashes, caulked side splashes, drilled holes for laundry cabinet knobs, cleaned countertop, laid more carpet protector at the home entry, and mowed the grass the last time.
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