Unruh Furniture

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Maybe HKC can hold a car wash and raise some cash.

The insurance question is an interesting one. They may not pay for a faithful reproduction of the church, so is it enough that, say, the exterior of the building is preserved minus the stained glass windows and the inside is a white box? How much does preservation allow a building to evolve in recognition that it's a furniture factory now and not a church anymore? HKC seems to tend toward putting buildings in amber, but there are more enlightened approaches.

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chaglang wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Maybe HKC can hold a car wash and raise some cash.

The insurance question is an interesting one. They may not pay for a faithful reproduction of the church, so is it enough that, say, the exterior of the building is preserved minus the stained glass windows and the inside is a white box? How much does preservation allow a building to evolve in recognition that it's a furniture factory now and not a church anymore? HKC seems to tend toward putting buildings in amber, but there are more enlightened approaches.
But, like someone said, the insurance company will look at the building if restored and say it will take $1M to rebuild while the building would only be worth $900K. They will right a check the owner for the value and they will tear it down and move somewhere else.

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Hold put on the demolition.

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Wonder if people these save the building people would just be happy to have it as a vacate spot full vagrants, as long as the history and architecture is saved

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flyingember wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:56 am
longviewmo wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:49 am

A church with a congregation probably has more $$$ backing it than a yuppie furniture shop? I mean I agree it should be saved but it’s not like their insurance will be like oh yeah we want this rebuilt.
The average congregation is 70 people with a budget of $85k

https://sites.duke.edu/ncsweb/files/201 ... _final.pdf

I know of a church that bought a commercial property years ago and they couldn't afford to be open today without it. The rent makes up a significant percentage of their budget.

church reuse into commercial or residential properties is likely the only way many of these buildings survive
Ok sure but there’s some a few standard deviations above average, especially with a century and being in the middle of a metro. One or two could’ve endowed it well enough for another century.

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Demolition back on starting Monday.

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Architectural elements salvaged for sale on Facebook marketplace.

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The building/lot adjacent to the west of this site on Main St is for sale. There could be a bit of a silver lining for this tragic loss if these two sites are filled with a nice, dense development along the streetcar extension.

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Somehow I feel this wasn't a coincidence, maybe intentional.

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What's your source on that?

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My source is purely suspension. Like I said, "I feel it was not a coincidence"

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Feels a little irresponsible to throw that around without anything to support it.

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I doubt it was intentional, for months they had been doing work to stabilize the north wall where it met the turret. The turret and wall were separating and you could see huge gaps developing. Part of 36th street was closed and they had some huge metal beams in place to support the wall from collapsing. If this was intentional, I doubt they would have gone through all that work just to have the roof collapse.

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