The Saturn Club: Roof & Masonry Restoration

Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Completed
Building Type
The Saturn Club

HHL designed the complete restoration of the Vermont slate roofs and flat roofs of the Saturn Club, a private member-only club in downtown Buffalo, NY. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the US National Park Service and is a contributing property in Buffalo’s Linwood Historic District. Designed by renowned Buffalo Architect Duane Lyman, it is a magnificent example of the Collegiate Gothic architecture, in a Tudor-Revival style.

The existing thick 90-year-old slate shingle roof was in excellent condition, with 50+ years of serviceable life remaining. All existing copper flashings, drainage components and flat-lock roofs were replaced with new copper to match their original condition. An original existing copper skylight was restored as well. Flat membrane roofs were replaced with new, insulated EPDM roofing systems. Existing deteriorated masonry exterior walls, parapets and chimneys were restored and repointed. The boiler chimney cap was replaced. Other exterior envelope restoration work included repairs/replacement of existing deteriorated or missing wood timbering and gable barge boards with new to match. All work was completed in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Structures.