City of Tallahassee Historic Waterworks
With funding assistance from the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, project work included selective demolition, underpinning, foundation repair and regrading, extensive masonry repair and tuck pointing, roof framing repair (including the distinctive well hoistways), installation of new roof decking and metal shingle roofing matching the original treatment. Exterior stucco was patched and repainted, and a limited number of wood windows were restored. Significant as a remnant of “modern” engineering civil engineering improvements implemented in Tallahassee during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, the Old City Waterworks is individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It also has been designated a Civil Engineering Landmark. This project, which met the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, ensured the future.
In addition to full service building and renovation design, MLD Architects has extensive experience in roof design and consultation. Randy Lewis is a recognized roofing systems expert, and has written articles for Florida AIA magazine and Florida Roofers magazine. MLD Architects has earned an excellent reputation for diagnosing roof problems, and offering corrective solutions. Due to his expertise, Mr. Lewis has provided expert testimony on numerous cases.