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Preliminary Site Work 3/31/84

Welding the Fence
A Bobcat
Repairing the Fountain
Laying Tile
Chet Chappell
Sorting Tile
Kathi Nelson sweeps the slab
Fixing cracks in the slab
I visit Billie Evans

The Pre-build Safety Meeting

Don Jackson, Dave Nichols and...
Bob Acosta

The 2-day Quick Build: Saturday

7:01am Cameraman
7:07am 1st beams and posts
7:14am 1st wall up
7:19am North wall up
7:24am The Peanut Gallery
7:35am NE Corner Top Plate
7:43 East Wall Fitted
7:48 Cutting Gutters on Sod
8:00 Kids on the Sand Pile
8:20am Joe Bahris Paints Signs
10:19am Trusses Half On

How to build a Kingdom Hall in two days - Oakland CA 1984

First Day, Saturday March 31st - Joe Bahris paints signs for the project 8:20am

Two day Kingdom Hall quick build. Joe Bahris paints signs

I first met Joe Bahris in 1983. Joe was a top notch sign painter specializing in Gold Leaf.

He would create whatever sign the project needed as he was asked.

I had the privilege of working with joe on a number of his projects. One of the more interesting was his restoration of the ceiling of the dining room of the Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco after waves broke the windows some 60 feet above the ocean.

A year after the restoration, another storm caused even more damage and we restored the ceiling a second time.