Pacific Garden Mission, which is located in Chicago's South
Loop, is the nation's oldest continuously operating homeless
shelter. Founded in 1877, "The Old Lighthouse," as the shelter has
been nicknamed, houses up to 1,000 people per night and serves
180,000 meals each month.
During the past few years, the shelter has received pressure
from the city to relocate because of gentrification in the
neighborhood. In December 2004, Pacific Garden Mission and the city
selected a nearby location for the new facility.
"I was contacted by Walsh Construction, Chicago, the general
contractor, and asked to bid on the project when it was in its
developmental stage," says Jim Cronin Jr., estimator for Trinity
Roofing Service Inc., Blue Island, Ill.
Trinity Roofing Service eventually was awarded the contract for
Pacific Garden Mission's roof system. Groundbreaking for the
facility took place in November 2005, and Trinity Roofing Service
began work on the building's roof...
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