Museum Construction

Here are photos related to the construction of the museum, in chronological order, leading to the grand opening in September of 2008.

While construction was going on, volunteers were looking though boxes, metal shelves and the museum at Murphy Park identifying and organizing artifacts to go into the new building.

September 30, 2006 — Formal ground-breaking ceremony on-site

September 30, 2006 — Formal ground-breaking ceremony on-site

March 26, 2007 — With demolition permit in hand, the team watches as the small storage building was demolished

March 26, 2007 — With demolition permit in hand, the team watches as the small storage building was demolished

April 2, 2007 — The entire site cleared

April 2, 2007 — The entire site cleared

June 7, 2007 — Foundation takes shape

June 7, 2007 — Foundation takes shape

July 3, 2007 — Floor joists installed

July 3, 2007 — Floor joists installed

July 12, 2007 — Plywood Sub-Flooring Installed

July 12, 2007 — Plywood Sub-Flooring Installed

July 19, 2007 — Museum Team 'Framed' by the First Wall Studs

July 19, 2007 — Museum Team ‘Framed’ by the First Wall Studs

July 24, 2007 — First Floor Wall Studs Completed

July 24, 2007 — First Floor Wall Studs Completed

August 11, 2007 — Second Floor Started

August 11, 2007 — Second Floor Started

August 15, 2007 — Second Floor Walls Going Up

August 15, 2007 — Second Floor Walls Going Up

August 20, 2007 — Second Floor Wall Studs Completed

August 20, 2007 — Second Floor Wall Studs Completed

August 22, 2007 — Roof Rafters Go Up

August 22, 2007 — Roof Rafters Go Up

August 22, 2007 — View Through the Orchard

August 22, 2007 — View Through the Orchard

August 30, 2007 — Water Lines Trench Through the Orchard

August 30, 2007 — Water Lines Trench Through the Orchard

August 30, 2007 — Plywood Roofing Begins

August 30, 2007 — Plywood Roofing Begins

September 14, 2007 — Roofing Materials Arrive

September 14, 2007 — Roofing Materials Arrive

September 14, 2007 — First Floor Windows Are Installed

September 14, 2007 — First Floor Windows Are Installed

September 21, 2007 — Roof Installation Underway

September 21, 2007 — Roof Installation Underway

October 3, 2007 — Roofing Complete

October 3, 2007 — Roofing Complete

October 16, 2007 — Front Siding Installation Started

October 16, 2007 — Front Siding Installation Started

October 17, 2007 — Front Siding Installation

October 17, 2007 — Front Siding Installation

October 26, 2007 — Insulation Completed

October 26, 2007 — Insulation Completed

October 26, 2007 — Upstairs Insulation Completed

October 26, 2007 — Upstairs Insulation Completed

November 2, 2007 — Famous Murphy Palm Trees Arrive

November 2, 2007 — Famous Murphy Palm Trees Arrive

November 8, 2007 — Drywall Installed

November 8, 2007 — Drywall Installed

November 12, 2007 — Murphy Palm Trees Planted

November 12, 2007 — Murphy Palm Trees Planted

November 21, 2007 — Taping and Wall Texturing Underway

November 21, 2007 — Taping and Wall Texturing Underway

November 21, 2007 — Hardscape & Cement Started

November 21, 2007 — Hardscape & Cement Started

December 5, 2007 — Interior Painting Started

December 5, 2007 — Interior Painting Started

December 5, 2007 — Front Porch Installed

December 5, 2007 — Front Porch Installed

December 17, 2007 — Balustrades, Handrails, and Newel Posts Installed

December 17, 2007 — Balustrades, Handrails, and Newel Posts Installed

January 2, 2008 — Bathroom Tiles Installed

January 2, 2008 — Bathroom Tiles Installed

January 2, 2008 — Trim Work and Track Lighting Installed

January 2, 2008 — Trim Work and Track Lighting Installed

January 3, 2008 — Exterior Painting Underway

January 3, 2008 — Exterior Painting Underway

January 22, 2008 — Shutters and Period Light Fixtures Installed

January 22, 2008 — Shutters and Period Light Fixtures Installed

January 24, 2008 — Gift Shop Entry

January 24, 2008 — Gift Shop Entry

January 24, 2008 — Interior Raised Paneled Doors

January 24, 2008 — Interior Raised Paneled Doors

February 1, 2008 — Dedication Bricks Installed

February 1, 2008 — Dedication Bricks Installed

February 4, 2008 — Murphy Family Tiles

February 4, 2008 — Murphy Family Tiles

February 4, 2008 — Dedication Bricks

February 4, 2008 — Dedication Bricks

February 11, 2008 — Exterior Balustrades Painted

February 11, 2008 — Exterior Balustrades Painted

February 11, 2008 — Hardware Floor Installation

February 11, 2008 — Hardware Floor Installation

February 25, 2008 — Interior Staircase Installed

February 25, 2008 — Interior Staircase Installed

February 25, 2008 — View of Main Exhibit Hall

February 25, 2008 — View of Main Exhibit Hall

February 26, 2008 — Nighttime Exterior

February 26, 2008 — Nighttime Exterior

March 14, 2008 — View From the Orchard

March 14, 2008 — View From the Orchard

March 18, 2008 — Garden Shed Installed

March 18, 2008 — Garden Shed Installed

March 28, 2008 — Final Coat of Paint

March 28, 2008 — Final Coat of Paint

April 14, 2008 — Palms Tree Unfurled

April 14, 2008 — Palms Tree Unfurled

September 27, 2008 - Opening Day Ceremony

September 27, 2008 – Opening Day Ceremony

September 27, 2008 - Sunnyvale City Mayor Tony Spitaleri and Museum Director Laura Babcock cutting the ribbon

September 27, 2008 – Sunnyvale City Mayor Tony Spitaleri and Museum Director Laura Babcock cutting the ribbon

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