Glensheen roof repair raises questions about management

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At a cost of about $1 million, it might be one of the most expensive home roof replacements in Duluth's history.

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M Larsen wrote:
You must be kidding me. Aution this rat hole off. The state has no business funding this old house. Sell on the open market. What a joke what is wrong with this state and the poeple who live here.l
Just the usual problems you'll find.. in every Democrat controlled states of chaos.
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Since when is 91 years of life a design flaw in a roof? It might be more expensive to do things that way again, but if it's kept the water out for that long....hello!
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We have a 100 year old brick victorian house. Has a 10 year old roof/shingle job, doesn't leak a bit. Used those newer style shingles, can't recall the name right now, and they look great. Sure not period correct, but neither is the forced air furnace in the basement! Have the original octopus looking Lennox oil/wood fired furnace in case someone wants to wallow in the early 20th century, and freeze their buns off!

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You'd think that they would have gotten the go-ahead for the roof replacement in writing before they started, rather than just assuming that what they did in 1999 was going to somehow be considered the same approval. I mean, they're dealing with the Historical Society. They need written approval for every piece of work they do. If Mr. Bowman is smart enough to be a dean at UMD he should know that, shouldn't he?
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I remember on a tour how much each roof tile cost. Because of the original roof design flaw, it looks like they approved another design. I've seen some beautiful roof on newer homes and I would bet anything they didn't cost anywhere near $1-million to put on the house. No one would expect an asphalt roof placed on this home, but come on! From reading the article it doesn't sound like there have been any female directors of this property. Maybe if there was a female director a lot more careful attention would be paid to the property as well as to the budget. This property should be self-supporting and there sure as hell shouldn't be any abuse of it. I remember the day I went on the tour, mention was made of all the $$$'s that were being spent on recreating stencils that were used in decorating the home. Then we toured up in the attic and there were tons of stencils stored up there. It makes me wonder if they even checked through those stencils before deciding to spend probably thousands of dollars recreating the original stencils. I, as a non-professional stenciler could have recreated the damned stencils using what was in the attic (if in fact they were the right stencils), or I could have gone up on the wall and traced the stencil design. What the hell is wrong with these people? Part of the problem is they require a huge salary to do something like this. Talk about a perfect job - doing nothing.
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Bulldoze the place down and create a parking lot. Glensheen has always been a monument to elitism and the excesses of high society. If someone wants to buy the place and preserve it, fine, but the public should not be expected to plow money into this example of upper class disregard for the masses.
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Turn this property over to the private sector. Government screws up everything.
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Been there too, at the time of the murders and before. The damn place is doomed. When did anyone ever decide that someone being killed in a house is a good place to see?
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Jack Bowman, UMD's School of Fine Arts dean, a crooked and corrupt az-hole if there ever was one. Can any one else make the claim about trading jobs for sex and money? Talk about Jack having a favorite table at club Saratoga? What a prick. Wonder who Jack has the sheep photos of???
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Practical wrote:
Bulldoze the place down and create a parking lot. Glensheen has always been a monument to elitism and the excesses of high society. If someone wants to buy the place and preserve it, fine, but the public should not be expected to plow money into this example of upper class disregard for the masses.
Yes, bulldoze it down and put up a museum on marxism. Typical bone head MN liberal, no wonder we are stuck with idiots like Franken.
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Been there too, at the time of the murders and before. The damn place is doomed. When did anyone ever decide that someone being killed in a house is a good place to see?
First, it is the grandest home ever built in Duluth (and therefore the entire north half of the state) and secondly the state got it for free. As the article stated it is in the black financially, so it is worth saving.
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There always seems to be no lack in people touring this home. A different concept that surprised me was different woodworks in different rooms/areas of the home. Instead of having the same woodwork throughout, the woodwork and furniture was carved to match within each room. I actually found myself liking the woodwork in the servants areas the best. I guess I'm a real stickler for the whole house having the same woodwork so it surprised me a little. Another thing I was hoping to see was perhaps some glassware that they might have used back when this home was built. I didn't see that so much. When I toured the home, the last thing I thought of was the murder that took place in it. That's not why we went in there. Money was no object back then I guess. I suppose they still have people privileged like that now, but a lot more rare. What a gorgeous area to be able to live. I don't know the situation for jobs up in the Lake Superior area, but even if jobs were plentiful, imagine having to drive those hills in the winter time. As it is you have to deal with fog.

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