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For those who may not know, Pio Pico was the last governor of California
when it was under Mexican rule.  He played an important roll in the early
formation of California as a state.  The home is a fine example of early
California architecture.  I am guessing but would peg the home as being
built in the early to mid 1800's.  It is located on the banks of the San
Gabriel River near what is now the 605 freeway.  For those interested in
historical work, this sounds like it would be a fine opportunity.

George Richards, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Structuralist [mailto:dennis.wish(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 8:47 PM
To: SEAINT Listservice
Subject: Need Specialist in Adobe Retrofit to help with Mike Krakower's

I reported this morning that Mike Krakower, SE had suffered a heart attack
yesterday. I spoke with his Mother-in-law this morning and he is stable and
doing well. He was transferred to Huntington Hospital in the San Gabriel
Valley today where he is undergoing some tests to pinpoint the problem.

In the mean time, Mike has a project with the California State Parks
Department for the historic retrofit of the Pio Pico Mansion in Whittier.
The project is under construction and there are numerous RFI's that need to
be addressed. The State Parks Department contacted Nels Roselund who asked
me to help. Nels is inundated with work and I am not qualified to step into
Mikes shoes on this one.

We would appreciated it if anyone on the listservice with extensive
experience in Adobe and Historic building retrofits can help with the
project until Mike is able to take over. Nels has agreed to provide
consultation to another SE who might be willing to take responsibility for
the onsite investigation and putting together the needed details and
construction observation documents.

Please contact me by e-mail at your earliest convenience and I will pass the
information on to Nels.

Like many of us, Mike is a small one person office. We have a powerful
network here to create a support line for our peers and friends who become
ill. Mike shouldn't be worrying about this client right now. I think we will
all rest a little easier if we know we have support behind us in our time of

Dennis S. Wish, PE