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.
BCR was the general contractor, masonry façade contractor, and historic window installer for the restoration of the historic Toledo Harbor Lighthouse located 8 miles off the shores of Toledo, OH in Lake Erie. The original structure was built in 1904. The restoration included all new historical windows/shutters, brick replacement, masonry tuckpointing, sealant installation, and steel vault door restoration, and a high-performance coating system. The largest challenge of the project was the logistics. With the site being 8 miles out in the Lake Erie, a boat was used to access the lighthouse every morning and evening. This made organizing and planning the project extremely challenging. BCR is extremely proud of being part of preserving such an incredible piece of history.
BCR was the masonry restoration contractor for the exterior façade restoration of the historic Columbus North High School (now known as Dominion Middle School) located in Columbus, Ohio. The original structure was built in 1923. The restoration was a complete façade restoration including brick/stone replacement, lintel replacement, sealant replacement, brick/stone tuckpointing with historic mortar, and stone patching. As with most historic projects, one of the largest challenges with the project was the amount of unknowns. Without existing drawings or documentation, most repairs had to be developed as the building was disassembled. BCR is proud of preserving a piece of history and giving this customer a long lasting product that will be around for many more years to come.