The Cleveland Coast Guard station was completed in the summer of 1940 and designed by renowned Cleveland Architect J. Milton Dyer. The original construction cost was $350,000 it housed officer, crew and staff quarters mess hall, communications and a recreation room. The boat house could service and store three small Coast Guard vessels.
Cleveland Metroparks is restoring the property with several partners including the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Foundation, The Gund Foundation, Burning River Foundation, Sherwin Williams, PNC Bank, Oswald Companies, ArcelorMittal, Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust and O'Neill Brothers Foundation.
The Original Drawings guided Jamieson Ricca in the design of appropriate and historically accurate replications of the unique window systems that Dyer developed. The lantern feature on the top of the Boathouse had long been demolished and the team re-constructed it entirely from the original drawings.
Feature windows are segmented radius steel sash windows were unique in 1940 and required a unique aluminum replication design.
The only access to the site is by a causeway prone to being covered with ice and actually being completely washed out during construction.
The Cleveland Metroparks and The Foundry partner together to house The Foundry’s Sailing Program in this building and the grounds host Cleveland’s Burning River Fest.
The new windows all have tempered / laminated insulated glass to be able to withstand the rigor of the environment along the Lake Erie shore.
PROJECT TYPE: Historic Window Replication; Consultation, Design, Engineering Procurement and Installation
CLIENT: Cleveland Metroparks
Consultation: Window Opening Assessment, Site Review, and Product Selection Specification and Design Assistance.
General Contractor: Managed the Construction and Phasing of the Project
Procurement, Delivery and Installation: Critical schedule and logistics coordination.
Rick Pollman: Construction Management