Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

What is going on around St. John's Today?


Waterproofing.

We have had some water coming in in the nursery at the front corner of the building (fixed last week) and in the basement of the office building. Here is a picture of the men digging a trench to waterproof. They expect to go down 10 to 12 feet.

Interestingly, lots of red brick were found in the pit...probably the remnants of the old houses that used to be on this location before the office building was built, and even before the Church was moved back 60 feet!
Unfortunately, Paul and Shirl have not been able to get into the building yesterday and today because the end of the ramp is pulled up. They shoudl be done tonight.