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Project Summary

The courthouse’s limestone façade was showing visible signs of stone cap displacement at the upper stone façade, parapet and parapet caps of the building. In order to accurately catalogue the locations for restoration work which included steel lintel replacement, limestone crack/spalling patching, joint repair and cleaning soiled areas, Bailey Edward used laser scanning, material testing and field surveys. Additionally, repairs were made to the buildings plaza area which required cleaning and salvaging entrance paver stones, installing new drainage systems and restoring historic lighting fixtures.

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Location

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Design Vignette

Built in 1932, Bailey Edward’s research showed that the Indiana limestone facade with simple carved ornamentation is characteristic of the Starved Classical style. As a treasure within the Fort Wayne business district, the restoration of its façade ensures the preservation of its historic and structural integrity so it can be appreciated for many more decades.