Our fourteenth home is at 522 South 17th Street. It was purchased cheaply in early 2011 and work began in May. There was 3-4 feet of "junk" throughout the house and basement that had to be removed before other work could begin. Most workers are starting at 6 am during the summer months to beat the heat.

The Belleville News-Democrat ran this feature article on Neighbors for Renewal's rehabilitation of this house on September 29, 2012 Click here to view.


8/18/2011 Front Exterior

8/18/11 Rear Exterior

8/18/11 South Exterior

8/18/11 Inside View

8/18/11 Inside View Looking Toward the Front of the House

8/18/11 Another Inside View

8/26/11 Front

8/26/11 Rear

8/26/11 South Side

9/2/11 Front

9/2/11 Rear

9-2-11 Installing Front Door

9/2/11 Digging the Addition Foundation

Portable Sink on Wheels

Portable Saw on Wheels

9/9/11 Front

9/9/11 North Side with Addition Foundation

9-9-11 Rear and South Side

9/16/11 Front - Roofers Coming Tomorrow

9/16/11 Rear- Note Addition Progress

9-16-11 Inside - Note New Shoring Above Ceiling

9/23/11 Front

9/23/11 Rear

9-23-11 New Addition Interior

9/23/11 Big Hole at NE Corner for the sewer connection.

10/7/11 Basement - note plumbing.

10/14/11 Basement - note plumbing and new cement.

9/30/11 Front - Note the New Roof!

9/30/11 Rear - the hole for the sewer connection is covered!

9-30-11 New Addition Exterior

10/7/11 Front - Note soffit work!

10/7/11 Rear

10-7-11 New Addition Exterior

10/14/11 Front - siding almost complete!

10/14/11 Rear

10-14-11 New Addition Interior - ready for drywall.

10/21/11 Front - exterior complete!

10/21/11 Rear

10-21-11 New Addition Interior - drywall complete.

10/21/11 Bathroom

10/21/11 Basement - note furnace and plumbing.

4-10-12 Front

4-10-12 Basement Steps

4-10-12 Bathroom.

4-10-12 Furnace and Water Heater

4-10-12 Bedroom

4-10-12 Living Room.

4-10-12 Master Bathroom

4-10-12 Second Bedroom.

4-10-12 Kitchen.