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Rebuilding of the Century Club

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Work is in progress in downtown Muskegon on the Century Club. Life is being brought back into the Century Club where Charles Hackley once walked the hallways and most likely sat in the library for meetings with his associates.

Hegg's Furniture from Hart, Michigan are excitingly waiting for their opening sometime in late June this summer.

Muskegon is coming back to life and now is the time for everyone to come and visit the progress that is being made. Some of these visits can be made right here. Let me know what you think of this exciting time for Muskegon.

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Facade of the Century Club with the bay windows removed. Windows are being rebuilt to standards.

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View from the basement toward the alley in rear. New rear door entrance and opening for the new...

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Cutting of the new window on the alley side of building. This is one of the old dining rooms...

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This picture is from the time some of the demolition was in process

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Work is in progress in downtown Muskegon on the Century Club. Life is being brought back into the Century Club where Charles Hackley once walked the hallways and most likely sat in the library for meetings with his associates.

Hegg's Furniture from Hart, Michigan are excitingly waiting for their opening sometime in late June this summer.

Muskegon is coming back to life and now is the time for everyone to come and visit the progress that is being made. Some of these visits can be made right here. Let me know what you think of this exciting time for Muskegon.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/447858868_08e5510a60.jpg

Facade of the Century Club with the bay windows removed. Windows are being rebuilt to standards.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/447858862_d2735f6612.jpg

View from the basement toward the alley in rear. New rear door entrance and opening for the new...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/447858858_e64ae359b0.jpg

Cutting of the new window on the alley side of building. This is one of the old dining rooms...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/447858852_25eb4fa762.jpg

This picture is from the time some of the demolition was in process

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Three interior walls were removed and standing in the area of the bathrooms looking towards rear...

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Looking from the back of the Century Club (alley side) in the old dining room

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New floor in the basement of the Century Club from the alley.

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Century Club replacing brick on wall. All bricks that are being used are from the demolition....

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Will keeping updating every few days of the progress being made in downtown Muskegon

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Thanks for the photos. Everyday I go by there and think, "Wow, we are lucky so be keeping a bit of Muskegon's history at this spot". Hats off to Gary Post and Russ Strong on this project. There really couldn't be a better project to kick off redevelopment on the mall site.

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View of the chimney from top side of Century Club

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Facade work new gutters

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Copper work being done from view from roof

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Facade work with copper gutters

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New elevator view from first floor.

The time is getting closer for the opening of the new furniture store in downtown Muskegon

Most of the heating and electrical work is getting close to being done. The windows have been on order and will arrive soon

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Thanks for the photos. Everyday I go by there and think, "Wow, we are lucky so be keeping a bit of Muskegon's history at this spot". Hats off to Gary Post and Russ Strong on this project. There really couldn't be a better project to kick off redevelopment on the mall site.

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Rightseat: I love your updates! How did you get on top of the Hackley Bank building? Do you have larger versions of your photos anywhere?

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Rightseat: I love your updates! How did you get on top of the Hackley Bank building? Do you have larger versions of your photos anywhere?

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Eridony... I enjoy photography and my friends have helped me to 'get in' where I need too for the photos. The photos I have reduced to fit here on urbanplanet, I don't know if you can get a larger view at frickr or not. Thanks for your response and I will try to keep the pictures coming.

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Great photos! I recently began working on the exterior facade and am really enjoying this project. Eventually, I can get some more photos of the progress to share here.

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Great photos! I recently began working on the exterior facade and am really enjoying this project. Eventually, I can get some more photos of the progress to share here.

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This is the third time I am trying get save these prints to share with everyone. Once more...

The following pictures are of the second floor area. Many changes are being made on a daily basis, but mostly internally. Many of the floor areas are now repaired and being sanded. Opening day is still on for the end of June. It will be a must for everyone to come and visit and see what the changes are and to see some great furniture and other fixtures

Right side of picture is the old second floor bar area with fire place showing and to the left other side of brown wall is the old men and women bathroom

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Second floor fire place opposite end of the former bar area

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Entrance to the ball room area on second floor

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Second floor ball room area with recently sanded floors

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Area with new stair steps partially installed

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Area for the new stair steps in rear of building

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More picture of the first floor will come in the next couple of days.

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There are three new pictures today of the facade and 1st floor

Again looking towards Western. This is a view part of the old bathrooms, and rear 1st...

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Inside viewing towards Western Avenue. Two new arches installed

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This is what the facade of the Century Club looks like without the scaffolding. The picture was taken late Thursday evneing

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I see where Hegg's now has their sign up. It looks really good. Hegg's Gallery is the name. Hopefully our photographer can get us a picture of the completed facade. They did a first rate job. Hopefully the Russell Block and the Savings Bank buildings will look as good when completed.

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Did the reach their goal of having Hegg's open for the Summer Celebration?

Have they done any work to the bank building yet?

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Did the reach their goal of having Hegg's open for the Summer Celebration?

Have they done any work to the bank building yet?

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They have been working on it for a few weeks. The interior has been gutted out. The original plaster ceiling appears to be largely intact, including the paint. My understanding is they (Gary Post and Russ Strong) intend to restore the facade like they did on the Century Club. If they do half the job they did there, the bank should be a real showpiece.

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Next week Hegg's furniture should be open for business. One of the major holdups is getting consumers energy to come and hook up the power, they are very independent and you dance to their tune. Very big job to get everyone to come together at one time.

I think that this front room is where the library was at one time, been restored just beautifully.

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Facade with Hegg's name on the front, a better picture will come after the lift in front is moved

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I will get a facade picture in the morning with the sunlight from the east. It will brighten the building nicely.

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The way they painted the front of the building is awesome! That sign looks like it'll be cool to see lit up at night. What color is it, red?

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The way they painted the front of the building is awesome! That sign looks like it'll be cool to see lit up at night. What color is it, red?

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Yes... the front sign is color of red

The next series of pictures are taken from within on the first and second floors. Going to flickr with also give you many pictures from the beginning to now. Look for the advertisement on channel 13 television coming soon.

Second floor viewing to the right the former bar area and left to the former bathroom area

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Entrance to hallway from the front door... looking towards the back kitchen

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Front library with fireplace

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Front library looking toward old kitchen

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Viewing hallway from rear dining area

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First Floor showroom, former kitchen and front library area looking towards to Western

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Second series of six pictures

The new look of the Century Club now Hegg's Furniture Gallery

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Standing by kitchen doorway looking through hallway to the front entrance by Western

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From this angle you are looking from the kitchen through front library area

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This is viewed from the old rear dining area looking through to the dish washing area, where now the wall has been removed

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This area is part of the kitchen and stairway. The left side area is where the old stair steps to the basement. To the right is where you entered the kitchen

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From the top of the stairs looking down to landing before bring you to the first floor

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Second floor viewing to the right the former bar area and left to the former bathroom area

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1257/762972...98098a9.jpg?v=0

Entrance to hallway... towards back kitchen

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This has been a wonderful project and will benefit Muskegon for many years to come. With a little foresight and imagination, Muskegon will continue to grow bringing with it many new businesses. Knowing when to jump in while the blue light is spinning is for the ones with knowledge of what can become in downtown Muskegon. Living in the downtown area and watching it grow is fulfilling my dream.

Remember... don't wait to long... it'll just cost you more in the future...

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Wow! Looks great! Do you know if they kept the wrought iron grill that used to be in the arch leading to the front door? It would be cool if they still had it and put it back up.

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