Needed Town Hall renovations continue
When Woodruff Place re-gained ownership of Town Hall from the City of Indianapolis in 2000-2001, a substantial volunteer rehabilitation process began to save the building. Progress was supercharged with the arrival of the Woodruff Place EID in 2016 when the replacement of the entire roof and restoration of the three stucco dormers took place. In May of 2017, Woodruff Place invested in the restoration of the east exterior wall. This wall hadn’t seen much by the way of maintenance since the change in ownership from the City and was in extremely poor condition. All of the pre-existing stucco was removed, exposing the interior framing and foundation brickwork. The majority of the mortar had washed away from the brickwork. The foundation was re-pointed, new vapor barrier and metal mesh was laid, then three new coats of stucco wall covering was applied. The neighborhood volunteers are nearly finished with addressing all of the exterior deficiencies that have plagued the building for decades and the neighborhood looks forward to updating the interior of the building to better suit the needs of the neighborhood over the next several years.