SEPTA’s graffiti crew was at work early this morning removing the Devon Village Wall and PENNDOT’s E Mt Airy Bridge graffiti. A special thanks to Jeff Knueppel and Ed Wallace of SEPTA for getting this done so quickly.
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The quicker the graffiti is removed, the better our chances that the taggers will stop hitting the wall and bridge.
While we still have our work cut out for us to get the Devon Village Wall and PENNDOT’s E Mt Airy Ave Bridge properly restored to an acceptable level, we have eliminated the graffiti insult on top of the eyesore nature of the Wall and Bridge.
I will keep you posted as our ongoing Wall and E Mt Airy Bridge improvement efforts continue.
A new batch of graffiti tags have appeared on the Devon Village Wall in the past few days, adding to previous Sedgwick Station area tags awaiting SEPTA removal and the 8 foot hole in the Devon Village Wall awaiting SEPTA and Philadelphia L&I safety inspection survey results.
Here is a photo of 2 tags that showed up on Sunday morning, February 12, 2012.
A 2 foot by 8 foot hole opened up in the Devon Village wall on January 25, 2012.
How did this happen? Here is a link to the recent hole related history of the Wall.
- Explores the concept of “reasonable costs” for beautification of Devon Village Wall
- Examines the costs for stucco repairs to the Devon Village wall
- Reviews research on the impact of vines on masonry wall
- Assess the suitability of vines for Devon Village Wall sections
- Evaluates what is needed to grow vines along Devon Village Wall
- Identifies cost factors for Devon Village Wall vine cover
- Presents Devon Village Wall Vine Cover Cost worksheet
- Evaluates Win-Win Results from Devon Village Wall vine cover
When buying our house in the spring of 2007, we had concerns about the garage, it was an eyesore. Here is what the garage eyesore looked like in 2007:
In doing our do diligence, we had a home inspection which raised concerns about the garage. We wanted a garage wall repair estimate, so our real estate agent suggested a Chestnut Hill builder who agreed to take a look at the garage. Unfortunately he was unwilling/ unable to give us a repair cost estimate, so we prepared our own cost estimate for home purchase purposes.
A few years later, we ran into the very same Chestnut Hill builder when he purchased the Devon Enclave (now Devon Village). We again asked him to take a look at the garage to see if he could give us an estimate to repair the wall. Again he was unable to give us a repair cost estimate so we got an experienced masonry contractor.
Here is what our garage looks like now:
One less wall eyesore in E Mount Airy!