Project of the Year: 2011
On Lake Michigan in Marquette Park
Location: Gary, IN
Approximate Value: <$50,000
Scope: Field inspection and measurement of existing and furnishing various pieces to match existing.
Challenges: This was the 4th time in 20 years that Cary Concrete Products has provided restoration material there. One challenge was getting agreement on what needed to be replaced vs. repaired. We also had to figure out the internal structure of some blocks before removal. This structure, a bath house from the early 1900's, is noteworthy. It was among the first buildings to use modular precast concrete pieces. It used separate backup and face mixes unlike later cast stone such as Soldier Field. It used an unusual system of T-blocks. For more about the structure, go to http://aquatorium.org or http://spicerweb.org/Miller/bathhouse.aspx
Architect: Bauer Latoza Studio & Hitchcock Design Group
General Contractor: Gariup Construction – Darren Demaree (219) 887-5233