Buttoning up an Auburn landmark

Auburn Civic Center gets waterproofing
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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The battle to keep rain and wind from damaging Auburn’s city hall is being bolstered by work that has been taking place to repoint and seal exterior masonry.

The project on the 102-year-old Auburn Civic Center has tackled issues both inside and outside.

Inside, the work has concentrated on removing much of the mold that has developed on plaster board in the walls while replacing weathered windows.

The mold was not considered a hazard by the city’s building inspection team but could have been if spores were untreated.

The exterior mortar was aging and in danger of causing more interior leakage on the south face of of the former Auburn Grammar School, Public Works Director Bernie Schroeder said. The city took over the building when Skyridge Elementary School was constructed in the early 1990s.