Building Enclosure Evaluation, Repair, and Historic Restoration
The historic community center and theater were experiencing ongoing deficiencies related to its building envelope. The building is primarily built of brick and granite masonry with decorative stonework, intricate brass ornamentation, and wood windows. Located in the Downtown Melrose Historic District, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project required compliance with the U.S. Department of Interior’s preservation guidelines for historic restoration of stone masonry, wood windows, and metal work. Gale performed a building enclosure evaluation, designed repairs for various building elements including brick and granite masonry, historic wood windows and doors, brass ornamentation, and the replacement and repair of the membrane roofing. We also coordinated with the local and state historic and energy commissions and provided bid assistance and construction phase services.