Work begins on Marist building downtown

2012-07-26T08:08:00Z 2012-07-26T12:23:47Z Work begins on Marist building downtownBecky Pallack Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 26, 2012 8:08 am  • 

Workers examined the crumbling corners of the historic Marist College building in downtown Tucson this morning.

For the first time in a long time, portions of protective cloth were peeled back to reveal exposed wood beams and brick. The workers then replaced and reinforced the protective fabric.

Earlier this month, the city council proposed spending $1.1 million to stabilize the building, which is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Tucson.

"The current work is just to replace the protective tarps and make sure the roof drainage is working properly, to get through the monsoon season. All of this work is being paid for by the Diocese," Jonathan Mabry, the city's historic preservation officer, said in an email.

More recent news about the Marist College project:

Council backs $1.1M for Marist repairs

City to weigh spending $1.1M to fix crumbling Marist building

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