The Pavilion is a two story building clad with brick and topped with a clay tile roof. Originally designed by George Maher & Son in 1926, the Pavilion, the connecting bridge and the outdoor dance pavilion are considered some of the finest examples of prairie style park structures in the midwest. Highlights of the restoration include removing non-original features, the restoration of the brick and cast stone façade, and the replication of the original windows, doors, skylights and light fixtures. The interior restoration included the removal of paint from the interior masonry and the restoration of the ballroom, lobby and formal lounge. A new elevator, updated restrooms and all new mechanicals were also added.
- Client: City of Gary, Indiana
- Project Address: 1 N. Grand Boulevard, Gary, Indiana
- Project Size: 25,750 square feet
- Construction Cost: $6 million
- Services Provided: Critical Exam, Restoration Design Documents, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
- Awards:2012 Masonry Construction “Project of the Year” Award in Historic Preservation, 2013 Architect’s Challenge Award from Marvin Windows and Doors