Stansbury Park Observatory Complex (SPOC)
Harmons Observatory


Exterior Work
26 FEB 2002 to 06 AUG 2006
(click on images for enlarged view)


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After the concrete was removed.  26 FEB 2002

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Roger Butz digging the north drainage trench.  26 FEB 2002  Ron Ford image

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The west drainage trench.  28 FEB 2002

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The north drainage trench.  28 FEB 2002

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The east drainage trench.  28 FEB 2002

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Sump at the south end of the east drainage trench.  28 FEB 2002

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Ron Ford adds gravel to the east drainage trench.  01 MAR 2002

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Bruce Grim struggles with a section of perforated drain pipe.  01 MAR 2002

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Bruce Grim and Ron Ford pull filter cloth over a section of perforated drain pipe.  The cloth allows water to pass into the pipe but keeps mud & rocks from plugging the pipe's perforations.  01 MAR 2002

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Patrick Wiggins levels the gravel in the bottom of the west drainage trench.  01 MAR 2002  Ron Ford image

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Drain pipe in the west drainage trench and ready to be covered.  01 MAR 2002

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Drain pipe and a top layer of gravel has been installed in the north drainage trench.  01 MAR 2002  Ron Ford image

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Drain pipe and a top layer of gravel has been installed in the east drainage trench.  01 MAR 2002  Ron Ford image

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Stansbury Park Service Agency's Colton Park uses the back hoe to fill in the drainage trenches. 06 MAR 2002

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Trenches filled and area ready for landscaping.  06 MAR 2002

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Forms for the new "SPOC walk" installed and awaiting the concrete.  13 APR 2002

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The new SPOC walk being poured.  23 APR 2002

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The part of the patio that had suffered from frost heave has been repoured.  23 APR 2002

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View of the newly finished SPOC walk.  Dark section in the foreground is a part of the patio that the cement truck rolled on and cracked.  The cement company replaced that section at no charge to SLAS.  23 APR 2002

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Close up of the new SPOC walk showing the inlaid pattern that not only looks nice but may also slow down the skate boarders.  23 APR 2002

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The doors have been painted with red primer paint prior to application of the white top coat.  23 APR 2002

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Roger Butz and Ron Ford take their turns on the Bobcat.  07 MAY 2002  Ron Ford images

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Bruce Grim and Ron Ford plant the first plant of the day.  88 followed.  07 MAY 2002

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Patrick Wiggins and Bruce Grim planting lilac bushes on the south perimeter.  07 MAY 2002  Ron Ford image

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Some of the locals look on.  07 MAY 2002  Ron Ford image

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Bruce Grim, Boyd McNeil and Ken Harris look on as one of the 29 holes for the hedge is excavated.  07 MAY 2002  Ron Ford image

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The hedge is planted.  Now let's hope it grows.  07 MAY 2002  Ron Ford image

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Stakes mark the locations of the lilac bushes planted on the west perimeter.  07 MAY 2002

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Stakes mark the locations of the lilac bushes planted on the south perimeter.  07 MAY 2002

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Stakes mark the locations of the lilac bushes planted on the east perimeter.  07 MAY 2002

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Ron Ford points out the "front porch light" and the address numbers that were required before a final approval by the building inspector could be issued.  07 MAY 2002

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A smiling Bruce Grim shows the building inspector's final approval. 07 MAY 2002

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One of two lights on the nearby restaurant now properly shielded thanks to the labors of Roger Butz.  07 MAY 2002

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Landscaping of the surrounding grounds has begun.  10 MAY 2002

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Just after Roger Butz and Bruce Grim installed the rain gutter.  14 NOV 2002

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SLAS members had help with digging in the SPOC grounds.  03 JUL 2003  Ron Ford image

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Ken Harris, Bruce Grim and Patrick Wiggins weed and edge around the hedge.  Ron Ford and Patricia McWhorter, not shown, also helped.  03 JUL 2003  Ron Ford image

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Bruce Grim and Chris Clark spread bark on the freshly weeded ground.  08 JUL 2003

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Weeding done and looking good.  11 JUL 2003

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New trees donated by the Stansbury Park Service Agency and planted on 05 AUG 2006 by the Boy Scouts.  06 AUG 2006

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Harmons Observatory hedge as it appeared on 11 OCT 2008.