Filling the Gaps

Tip and tuck: Ryan Flatley of Davenport helps give the Maquoketa Public Library a facelift Thursday afternoon as he puts grout in the spaces between the building’s bricks. Flatley works for TNT Tuckpointing & Bldg. Restoration, which Jackson County hired to work on the exterior of the  117-year-old structure. In 1989, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.