Starting at the peak

Man power washes front peak of Curtiss Hall

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Jeff Smith of AJWD, a masonry contractor based in Butler, Illinois, works from a lift to pressure wash the front of Curtiss Hall Monday morning, part of a larger project to renew the exterior of the administrative home of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It includes cleaning the stone and masonry, repairing or replacing cracked and deteriorated stone, tuck-pointing and replacing the building sealant. The work will continue through the summer, restoring more than 30,000 square feet of building surface.