The Office of Facilities is continuing its efforts to reinvigorate some of the district’s oldest buildings. Wilson Avenue Annex was built in 1900 and its solid brick structure has been the foundation for many students to experience. At the signs of water infiltration, the Facilities team conducted a thorough investigation. The office of Design Services contacted an architect who suggested replacing the old cornice and repointing the brick mortar joints to ensure that water drains properly. This posed a challenge as there was a PSE&G utility pole that blocked access. Although this obstacle is very common for the facilities team, following the proper procedures to ensure compliance is critical. Thus, NBOE was able to work with contacts at the utility company and the City of Newark Building Department to have the pole temporarily relocated until the work could be completed. This particular scheduled maintenance work allowed for all classrooms in the building to be utilized while extending the life of this historic building.