Situation The LakewoodMasonicTemple is located at 15300 Detroit AvenueLakewood, Ohio � near the western edge of downtown Lakewood. The Temple is constructed of Bedford limestone and was described when built as "absolutely fireproof." Constructed in 1916, the building and its contents represented a value of over $150,000. The exterior is strictly Grecian. The main architectural feature is the front porch, the roof and pediment of which are supported by four large fluted Doric columns. Every line of the structure is classical in detail, and the building is pointed out as being one of the most impressive in the city. However, after 92 years of service this magnificent structure began to show signs of deterioration.
Stone Fascia Restoration
Challenges and Solutions
M-A Building was selected to examine the stone exterior to identify areas that needed restoration and develop specifications to repair those areas.
The careful restoration required highly skilled craftsmen to successfully complete the historic preservation of such items as: masonry cleaning, limestone repair & replacement, resetting of the limestone fascia on the chimney, tuck pointing and graffiti removal.
Scope of Work �Restore stone water table / make watertight. �Tuckpoint 100% of mortar joints and caulk skyward facing joints. �Remove, salvage and re-set 18 stone fascia panels located on the chimney. �Tuckpoint the front gable and patch deteriorated and cracked stone with Cathedral Stone / Jahn Mortar. �Remove graffiti / paint from stone surface by water blasting. �Protect limestone surfaces with PROSOCO Natural Stone Treatment
M-A Building and Maintenance Company - 5515 Old Brecksville Rd - Independence, Ohio 44131