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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cape San Blas Keepers Quarters Restorations

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St. Joe Lighthouse Restorations
Cape San Blas, Florida
Completed 2008
Budget: $500,000

The St. Joe Lighthouse was a Florida Department of State Preservation Grant project, which included complete lead paint abatement/sand blasting, industrial painting, structural steel replacement and repairs, railing replacement and waterproofing/wet glazing. MLD Architects, after restoration of the Keepers’ Quarters, was selected for Phase II of the project, which includes the restoration of the adjacent lighthouse.

The Cape San Blas Lighthouse project includes structural stabilization and extensive lead abatement; cast iron remediation and replacement are a major element of this project.

The lighthouse was restored in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and closely coordinated with the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historic Resources, Florida Department of State.

The St. Joe Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters was relocated from the cape to more stable ground. This project included structural stabilization and extensive renovations. MLD Architects has completed pre-construction and started on the construction phase. The Keepers' Quarters will be rehabilitated with the Secretary of Interior Standard for Rehabilitation, and coordinated with the Bureau of Historic Preservation. MLD Architects has been reselected for Phase II of the project which will include the restoration of the adjacent lighthouse.

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