Following the trail of industrial buildings transformed in the First Ward, a Swamplot reader in motion this morning sends this photo of workers getting a boost to install new siding along the Spring St. frontage of the former Halliburton manufacturing plant at 1907 Sabine St. A company overseen by developer Jon Deal bought the 1.3-acre complex of industrial buildings between Spring and Shearn streets in 2016. Five years earlier, Deal bought the property across Spring St. from the Halliburton plant and transformed it into Spring Street Studios. He also developed the Silos at Sawyer Yards studio as well as 2 other art spaces nearby it — all 3 blocks south of the former plant.
The complex includes a vacant lot on the corner of Spring and Silver streets:
Over the past 3 months, workers have also insulated the buildings’ walls and roofs, and installed HVAC units. The new siding went up this week.
A view of the complex’s corner on Spring and Sabine:
Photos: Aaron Lytle