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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
8:10 Listening to Text at Supply Truck
8:20am Joe Bahris Paints Signs
8:40am Three little girls
10:19am Trusses Half On

Building a Kingdom Hall in two days - Oakland CA 1984

Ad layout for Sega Pocket Arcade LCD Games

I was invited to assist with the landscaping of the new Quick Build Hall in Oakland California, in 1984

I thought I might bring my sketchbook along to the project to get a few drawings. Little did I know that it would be two of the most "fast and furious" days of my life. The drawings record the building of a complete Kingdom Hall in LESS than two days by thousands of willing volunteers. The first meeting in the Hall was held on Sunday, 32 hours after the start of construction and was recorded and televised by Channel 2 TV.

The images were drawn in my personal diary which I kept in a 6" x 8" blank black book. The drawings were made with a common #2 pencil. The book paper was archival quality and acid free 100% rag.