Ormsby House Renovation Photos – May, 2005

At the end of April, I said we’d be seeing paint on the casino soon. And I turned out be right! Here is the second floor, all painted white.

On the corner of Fifth Street, they painted the second floor but left the ground floor for later.

And then, before you knew what was happening, the scaffolding came down. Just like that, the second floor was finished.

In this closeup, you can see the detailing they’ve done around the windows.

About the same time they were taking down scaffolding on the front of the building, they were taking it down on the bridge too.

Here’s the finished bridge, with considerably more brown than what’s on the casino.

And in the courtyard, the scaffolding was done away with completely, all the way down to the ground. There’s still that strip of green down there, where they’re probably going to put some kind of rockwork.

The back of the bridge is finished too, but only the bridge. The back of the casino is still very much undone. There are parts of it that don’t even have walls yet!

The north wall has been painted all the way down to the ground, but they haven’t taken the scaffolding down yet. This looks like a sneak preview of what the color scheme is going to be along Carson Street. White on top, brown below.

At the end of the month, things were looking really good around the Ormsby House. The whole interior is still gutted, at least on the ground floor, but I see a lot of steel studs being stacked up, so they must be working on the hotel rooms now. There’s still a long way to go until it opens, but at least now it’s starting to look done, and that’s an important thing.

Maybe next month we’ll see the whole front done? Wait and see!

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