HHL Architects was selected for the restoration of the stone masonry façade and monumental entry stair of this National Register Landmark. The causes of degradation of the stone and concrete systems were identified, and the project was divided into two phases to accommodate funding schedules. Phase I of the project was completed in September of 2010 and involved stone repair, façade stabilization and replacement of the structural deck and foundations for the monumental stair.
Phase II entailed masonry restoration of the three remaining façades, along with reconstruction of site stair assemblies independent of the building, as well as a new handicapped accessible entry ramp and retaining wall. The total budget was $1,500,000 and was funded, in part, by an Environmental Protection Fund grant. This project also won the 2013 Preservation Buffalo Niagara Award.