Documentation and Structural Restoration

Scope of work: Steel structure restoration, concrete foundations, site work, shoring, masonry restoration, repointing and painting

As director of the Coastal Heritage Society’s preservation team, Stewart Dohrman led a team conducting structural repairs to the building. A uniquely designed footing system was installed under the exterior wall and interior footings were added. The lattice columns, a rare building method in this region, plate-girder style columns and trusses were restored while being supported by interior shoring scaffolding. Care was taken to replicate the steel columns where they had rusted out. Additional I-beams were specified and welded in place. All steel work was tested for quality and painted with a commercial grade paint system to ensure longevity. The repair and repointing of the exterior masonry walls was carried out with a lime-based mortar, sympathetic to the original.