Located directly across from Progressive Field, at the foot of the Lorain-CarnegieBridge, this historic structure is undergoing careful preservation beginning with an exterior cleaning. The buff sandstone building with a white granite base was built in 1926 as one of the first phases in the Cleveland Union Terminal project. It contained a fire station with two apparatus bays on one side and an alarm office and dispatch center on the other. The eighty plus years of service have turned the exterior stones surfaces black.
The Masonry Restoration Division of M-A Building is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of our historic buildings. Our professional staff based on over 40 years of experience has a comprehensive background in masonry construction, traditional materials and in state of the art techniques for safely restoring, reproducing, cleaning and/or repointing historic masonry work. We helped to develop cleaning principles, procedures and techniques to safely restore the historic masonry work of this structure. The use of low pressure water, mild detergents and brush scrubbing gently removed the years of dirt from the stone surface.
Today, there is a visibly remarkable change in the structure. People driving by are stopping to look as our masonry cleaning technicians, Benjamin Laureano, and Robert Massa of Bricklayers Local #5 away 80 years of dirt. Now, The Western Reserve Fire Museum can shine the way to Fire Safety!
M-A Building and Maintenance Company - 5515 Old Brecksville Rd - Independence, Ohio 44131