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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.

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Harrier Beecher Stowe
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Built in 1833, it was heavily modified over the years by subsequent owners. The Beecher Stowes were here until 1851. We are trying to peel the house back and restore to the way it would have looked at the end of the Beecher Stowe occupancy; that involves tearing down a lot of later additions. All the work we are doing here is based on early years of documentary and physical research.

    It is very important you trust a contractor when you are doing this kind of work. We have been working very closely with BCR to make it right and work together to find solutions. They have done a great job!

    - Chris Buchanan, Restoration Project Coordinator

    Ohio History Connection
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    There are three phases to this restoration. The first one is the exterior, brick, windows and shutters. Then goes to the infrastructure and finally finishing it. The starting phase is obviously the most important. There was a lot of pressure to make sure this project succeeded and I have to say it turned out how I dreamed it. The people there are great, they know historical structures, and are very sensitive to the details to the history. There was a system and a structure to make sure this was finished smoothly and Buckeye played a pivotal role and did a great job. Anyone thinking of working with Buckeye, should know that the communication and trust is great. Both the state and all of us appreciated the process. It's been a great project.

    - Sandy Bihn, President

    Toledo Lighthouse Society