Harriet Beecher Stowe
BCR was the general contractor and masonry restoration contractor for the restoration of the historic Harriet Beecher Stowe House located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The original structure was built in 1832. The restoration included restoration of historic windows, brick replacement, masonry tuckpointing, roof replacement, sealant installation, removal of old masonry coating system, and installation of new exterior coating. One of the many challenges on the project was the removal of the paint on the historic brick masonry. Multiple layers of paint going back throughout the history of the building had to be gently removed to allow the building to be properly restored. Removing almost 190 years of paint without damaging existing brick masonry can be extremely challenging. BCR is extremely proud of preserving such an incredible piece of history.