Location: Historic Mississippi Business District
Today, a visit was made to a new roof location on N. Mississippi Avenue.
3701 N Mississippi
MichaelWeinberg climbed up on the roof of 3701 N. Mississippi, part of the colorful Mississippi Commons retail/office space development, on the west side of Mississippi just north of Beech. The roof has line of sight to 4008 N Mississippi and views of Amnesia Brewing kitty-corner to the SE and of the Mississippi Commons courtyard just to the north, both areas where people might congregate. Access is through a hatch from the interior of the second floor office space. Michael has panoramic photos which he will be posting to the gallery shortly. Michael reports that there isn't much of a lip at the edge of the roof. The owner, Tom (??), who wasn't present but gave Michael directions to the roof by phone, seems quite positive about the whole thing.
4008 N Mississippi
When I arrived in the area at about 12:30pm, I located Michael and TylerBooth on the roof of the NAYA building. They came down and let me in. They had discovered that there is a dryer vent that goes straight from the laundry-room/wiring-closet to the roof. When the laundry facilities are decommissioned, this should be adequate to get power and signal to the roof. There is an existing fairly sturdy wooden shelf that might be adequate to support the Sun box, but we still need to figure out security since, as we understand it, the room isn't locked (tenants have common access). There is space on the west wall of the room to secure our own shelf if necessary. There is some uncertainty over the composition of the wall material. Given the age of the building, it might be either lath-and-plaster or sheetrock.
The 4008 roof-climbers also tried to scope out destinations to the North. From a well-chosen location in the middle of the building, it is possible to see the roof of JohnPalmerHouse up on the NE corner of Skidmore and Mississippi between various trees.
We also reviewed 3606 N. Mississippi, the Wannamaker house with the peaked roof. Getting on the roof there looks hairy and we are uncertain of line-of-sight to 4008. Michael was feeling like the Mississippi Commons site might be good enough for now to cover what needs covering at the south end of the strip.
Note: Amnesia Brewing is not open until 3pm on Tuesdays (boohoo).