in 1906 and listed on the National Historic Register, the Knights of
Pythias Building, located in Tacoma, Washington, endured significant
damage during a period of heavy rainfall, as water penetrated the roof
structure, flowing alongside interior curves and to the bottom floor of
this 4-story structure.
Our expert team was hired to restore several areas, most notably the
pillars and 36-foot ceiling of a two-story hall hidden within the
structure. It was also necessary to protect all other historical
features, including costly murals, woodwork, plaster, doors, lighting,
carpeting and organ, while adhering to a strict safety plan. Meeting the
insurance company’s objectives, we successfully restored the building
and construction was completed one week early, exceeding the owners’
expectations and promptly returning tenants to the building.