GilCon & Associates has a wealth of experience in historical restoration construction.
GilCon & Associates is pleased to be working alongside Kidder Architects in renovating several historic landmarks in Erie, Pennsylvania. We are currently working at several locations in the downtown area, including the preservation and revitalization of several historical mansions. We are also subbing our specialized services to large construction firms in the Erie area to produce historically accurate moldings and millwork.
This type of construction presents many challenges to those who undertake it. Primarily, the unknown and unseen conditions in this type of work present the first challenge. Nothing is ever plumb or square in historical construction. It is the opportunity to work with materials and detailing that can’t be achieved in new construction that makes this work interesting. Historical restoration requires significant attention to detail and ability to work with intricate or antique detailing. It is because of these challenges that GilCon & Associates’ knowledge and experience makes them excel in this kind of work.
GilCon & Associates has completed several church restorations that date back to the 1800s, including:
- St Titus RC Church, Titusville, Pa
- St Hippolyte RC Church Meadville, Pa
- Presbyterian Church Meadville, Pa
- St Agatha rectory and office
These projects were complete renovations of the worship space of each church.
Other types of historical restoration GilCon & Associates has worked on include:
- Bessemer Building – Converting an abandoned 1865 railroad maintenance building into a modern office complex.
- Waller Hall @ IUP – Converting a 1922 gymnasium into a facility for the performing arts
- Woolen Mill – circa 1879. Complete renovation of a retail store in downtown Meadville. This project was a complete “gut job” requiring all new mechanical systems and a complete build out of the space.
- Arter Hall @ Allegheny College – This was a complete renovation of the majority of this three-story classroom and laboratory building.