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Jay Project (Fifth 2012)

Sponsored by The Columbus Foundation

Dedication

August 29, 2012
Photo by E.J. Thomas

Current
Progress as of August 16
August 16

Before
Google maps photo shows the abandoned house that was formerly on the site
Photo from Google maps

Congratulations to the Jay Family on the completion of their new home Dedicated on August 29, 2012!

The Progress Log at the bottom of this page includes links to over seven hundred photos of volunteers working and each stage of the build. Here are Dave's favorite sixty-six of them. Enjoy!

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to build a house with the Jay Family! Babacar Jay and Aissatou Faye moved to the United States from Senegal in 1992, lived in New York City for sixteen years, and settled in Columbus four years ago to raise their five children. Please see the Jay Family Stories page to read more about this lovely family!

We are most grateful to The Columbus Foundation, our Presenting Sponsor who made this project possible with their generous donation in partnership with The City of Columbus Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and the Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP).

This Habitat for Humanity—MidOhio project was situated at 1294 North Fifth Street. One Google map pinpoints the location, and another Google map shows the surrounding Weinland Park neighborhood. The dilapidated duplex seen in the Before photo to the left (click on it to see more detail) was recorded before the Columbus NSP program cleared the lot and provided it to Habitat.

Weinland Park is a diverse urban neighborhood of 4,800 people represented by the Weinland Park Community Civic Association. For a fascinating profile of Columbus' dynamic growth, check out the TEDx talk Surprise, It's Columbus 2.0! by Weinland Park resident Michael Wilkos. You can also peruse a wide array of interesting data about Weinland Park at city-data.com.

Progress log and photo galleries

  • Date

    Photos

    Volunteer Groups

    Accomplishments

  • August 29

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    Everyone

    Dedication!

  • August 28

    n/a

    Lead

    Exterior painting; punch list; final cleaning

  • August 27

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    Lead

    Interior painting; punch list; garage cleaning

  • August 25

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    Individuals

    Basement stairway molding; vacuum carpet; carpet protector; reinstall doors; cleaning; punch list;

  • August 24

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    Individuals

    Garage siding; paint basement stairs; dishwasher; punch list

  • August 23

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds

    Clean basement floor; trim nail-hole filling & painting; bi-fold doors; garage siding

  • August 22

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    Leads

    Shoe molding; prepared garage door opening

  • August 21

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds

    Interior doors & casing; baseboard & shoe molding; attic access covers; interior painting; garage cleaning

  • August 18

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    Individuals

    Interior doors & casing; baseboards

  • August 17

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    Individuals

    Laminate flooring; interior doors

  • August 16

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    Thrivent Builds

    Laminate flooring; mini-blinds; interior trim, exterior paint touchup

  • August 15

    n/a

    Individuals

    Laminate flooring

  • August 14

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds

    Porch handrails; interior & exterior trim painting; bath accessories; laminate flooring prep

  • August 11

    n/a

    Individuals

    Porch handrails; align bypass doors; paint garage door

  • August 10

    n/a

    Individuals

    Porch handrails; pantry shelves

  • August 9

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds

    Exterior door painting; siding; bath accessories; mini-blinds; closet shelves; 2nd floor cleaning

  • August 8

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    Godman Guild

    Interior &asp; exterior painting; porch railings; clear brush; reinstall door slabs; clean windows; cabinet door pulls;

  • August 7

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds

    Interior &asp; exterior trim painting; siding; egress window

  • August 4

    n/a

    OSU Medical students; Individuals

    Interior &asp; exterior trim painting; garage siding; Tuff Coat; closet shelving

  • August 3

    n/a

    Individuals

    Interior trim; handrail posts; garage siding

  • August 2

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    Thrivent Builds; Individuals

    Countertops; interior trim; handrail posts

  • August 1

    n/a

    Individual

    Countertop; interior doors & trim;

  • July 31

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds

    Vanities; interior doors & trim; range hood

  • July 28

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    Individual volunteers

    Cabinets; vinyl flooring; interior doors

  • July 27

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    Mt Carmel West ICU Nurses

    Porch trim; cabinets; vinyl flooring prep; insulation

  • July 26

    n/a

    Thrivent Builds; Tuesday Crew

    Porch trim; siding; interior doors; vinyl flooring underlayment

  • July 25

    n/a

    Individual volunteers

    Attic insulation; porch trim

  • July 24

    n/a

    Tuesday Crew, individuals; family

    Paint walls; siding; porch trim

  • July 21

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    Individual volunteers

    Paint walls

  • July 20

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    Owens Corning

    Air seal ceilings, paint prep cleaning, prime walls

  • July 19

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    Thrivent Builds

    Siding; porch post & beam trim

  • July 18

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    Individual volunteers

    Siding; front porch post trim

  • July 17

    n/a

    Tuesday Crew

    Siding; porch post trim prep

  • July 14

    n/a

    North Church

    Siding (short day due to rain)

  • July 13

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    Nationwide Insurance

    Siding, paint exterior trim, remove pump jacks

  • July 12

    n/a

    Thursday Crew

    Soffit, siding, paint exterior trim, drywall clips

  • July 11

    n/a

    No work due to nearby train derailment

  • July 10

    n/a

    Tuesday Crew

    Soffit, fascia trim, siding, interior framing details, insulation netting details

  • July 7 & 8

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    Bike & Build: Maine to Santa Barbara 2012 (ME2SB12)

    Insulation netting, insulation baffles, insulation batts, interior framing details, interior trim painting

  • July 6

    n/a

    House lead

    Preparation for trim painting and insulation

  • July 5

    n/a

    Thursday Crew

    Soffit, siding, termite protection spray, interior framing details

  • July 3

    n/a

    Tuesday Crew

    Siding

  • June 30

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    Individual volunteers

    Window & door sealing, siding

  • June 29

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    North Church

    Air sealing, stud & electrical box marking, J-channel, drywall clips

  • June 28

    n/a

    Thursday Crew

    Siding

  • June 27

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    Verizon Wireless

    Siding

  • June 26

    n/a

    Tuesday Crew

    Kitchen island knee wall, siding trim details, started siding

  • June 23

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    OSU Sociology Grad Students

    Tuff Coat, soffit & fascia trim, cleaned basement, fire retardant paint on interior DOW insulation board, screwed down floor

  • June 22

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    Nationwide

    Chalked level line, Tuff Coat, soffit, tape DOW insulation board, P- & J-channel, garage hurricane clips

  • June 21

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    Thursday Crew

    Windows, DOW insulation board, soffit & fascia trim, tape insulation board

  • June 20

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    Individual volunteers

    Windows, DOW insulation board, soffit & fascia trim, tape insulation board

  • June 19

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    Tuesday Crew

    Framing details, windows, DOW insulation board, soffit and fascia trim

  • June 18

    n/a

    Lead

    Doors & locks, insulate behind tub

  • June 16

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    Individual volunteers

    Windows, doors, DOW insulation board, attic access

  • June 15

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    Leads, family

    DOW insulation board

  • June 14

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    Nielsen, Thursday Crew

    Interior framing details; caulking; DOW insulation board

  • June 13

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    Dynamit

    Framing details; caulking; stairway walls; DOW insulation board

  • June 12

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    Tuesday Crew

    Exterior corner trim; basement landing and stairs;

  • June 9

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    House leads; familes, individual volunteers

    Window, door & door framing; landing and stairs; final roof framing

  • June 8

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    House leads; family

    OSB & sub-fascia on roof trusses; hurricane clips

  • June 7

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    Thursday Crew

    OSB & sub-fascia on roof trusses; porch truss details; window framing

  • June 6

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    Individual volunteers

    Roof truss details; porch trusses

  • June 5

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    Tuesday Crew

    Roof truss details; porch trusses; stairway drop ceiling; safe 2nd floor access

  • June 2

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    Individual volunteers

    Roof truss details; hurricane clips; installed OSB over 2nd floor trusses; porch trusses; stairway drop ceiling

  • June 1

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    Giant Eagle

    Installed roof trusses; installed OSB over 2nd floor trusses

  • May 31

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    Thursday Crew; individual volunteers

    The Columbus Foundation Wall Raising; Completed 2nd floor walls; Prepared trusses for lifting

  • May 30

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    Arlington Bank; individual volunteers

    Built & erected about 85% of 2nd floor interior walls; installed about 50% of double-top-plates

  • May 29

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    Tuesday Crew; individual volunteers

    Built & erected about 85% of 2nd floor exterior walls

  • May 26

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    Individual volunteers

    Built half of 2nd floor exterior walls

  • May 25

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    Expesite

    Completed balloon wall; completed 2nd floor deck

  • May 24

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    Thursday Crew; Individual volunteers

    Completed 2nd floor trusses & 85% of deck; Installed porch beams; cleaned garage

  • May 23

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    GlaxoSmithKline; Individual volunteers

    Installed 2nd floor trusses

  • May 22

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    Tuesday Crew

    Completed 1st floor walls; built porch beams

  • May 19

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    OSU students; individual volunteers;

    Wall raising; Completed about 85% of 1st floor walls

  • May 18

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    AOL; OSU Education & Human Ecology; individual volunteers;

    Built & erected half of 1st floor walls

  • May 17

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    Individual volunteers

    Built wall components

  • May 5

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    Individual volunteers

    Laid out wall plates

  • May 2

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    Individual volunteers; AmeriCorp NCCC

    Site and safety preparations

  • April 16

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    House leads

    Site survey