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HISTORICAL CARRIAGE HOUSE GARAGE
PHILADELPHIA, PA
 
 
CLIENT
CENTRAL PARKING SYSTEM
 
 
 
SCOPE OF SERVICES
  • Condition Assessment

  • Structural Design - Restoration

 
 
 
PROJECT TEAM
Bill Payne
 
 
 
O&S Associates was hired by Central Parking to assess the condition of the Carriage House Garage in Philadelphia, PA. Central Parking was issued a Notice of Violation from the City, warning Central Parking of the unsafe condition of the structure as a result of a metal carving falling from the highest point of the building.

O&S observed the following conditions:

* Severe Rust Deterioration to Metal Fixtures
* Severe Brick/Mortar Deterioration
* Severe Damage to Parapet Walls

Since the Carriage House Garage is considered a historical building, special attention was paid to the materials and processes used for renovation of the building. O&S Associates ensured that the contractor chosen to complete the worked was experienced with historical preservation projects. O&S Associates specified repair materials to be used when the reuse of existing brickwork or ornamental fixtures was not feasible. O&S Associates completed research into specialty vendors capable of recasting ornamental work, reproducing window fixtures and firing new brick work to match existing.