Images below document delivery/installation of a public art commission recently completed for the US Army Armory located at 1640 Campbell Street in Baker City, Oregon.
The V-Mail panel, is installed in the building's lobby, just inside the 1640 Campbell Sreet entrance.
Also visible in the photo is the second floor walkway with a banner placed below the railing.
The two Iraq panels are also installed in the building's lobby, just inside the off-street lobby entrance located at the opposite end of the lobby from the Campbell Street entrance.
I took this photo before the installation assist brace was removed (it's the stick visible at the lower right corner of the far right panel).
The building has been dedicated to John Noble Holcomb who fought and died in Viet Nam. His courage and heroism earned the Medal of Honor.
This panel "leads" into the drill hall for today's guardsmen/women. It is installed directly over the double-doors to the drill hall and faces the two Iraq panels on the opposite wall.
The drill hall is a large and balanced space with wonderful natural light as well as electric lighting.
The double-doors from the lobby are immediately to the right of the predominantly red/white/blue "1889" panel.
In the center is a formal portrait of Edward Dickinson Baker, U.S. Senator (1860-61) and namesake of the county, from which Baker City derives its name, The portrait is flanked by the Captain Curry/Chief Umhowlish panel (right) and the Cayuse First Horse panel (left). To the far left is the Discovery of Gold panel.
The panels continue down the wall to the left of the Discovery of Gold panel in the drill hall.
From right to left are: Emmigrant Hill Homesteaders, Railroad, Biak Island WWII Jungle Fighting, and Biak Island WWII Soldier/tank.
Below are some photos of loading and installation.
Nathan Bourne and Andy carry the panels out of the studio.
Visible in this photo are the "in-transit" brackets that are mounted to the back side of each panel and extend beyond panel top/bottom with a wood block on each end.
Nathan secures each panel to the previous loaded panel via the wood blocks. The first panel loaded was secured to the trail wall and floor. This system kept the panels off the trailer floor and also separated from each other.
Installation in progress:
Using a scissor lift to safely install the wall brackets on which the panels are hung. Using a stud-finder, the steel studs behind the sheetrock walls were located and the wall brackets were secured to the studs.
Installation in progress:
This photo shows the wall brackets in place. Top brackets were sited and installed and then vertical jigs were used to determine placement for the bottom rail. In this photo the bottom rail has been installed and Nathan is removing one jig and the other is still in place.
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