Marion Restoration | 4901 S Ellis Ave | Chicago IL

Location:

4901 S Ellis Ave, Chicago IL (Kopko)

Scope of work:

Portico Masonry Restoration

Project description:

The building was built in 1902 by Nimmons & Fellows and it’s located not a far distance from Rosenwald’s greatest gift to the City of Chicago, the Museum of Science & Industry. Now this is a private residence which Marion Restoration had the opportunity to restore the historical origin. Several factors were contributing to masonry deterioration at the projecting portico on the north elevation. Roofing and flashing were likely a factor in deterioration, efflorescence (surface salts) was etching the face of the brick, damaging its protective fire skin, salts also accelerated mortar deterioration, deteriorated bedding mortar couldn’t be repointed, so those areas were rebuilt. Also, the existing canopy consisted of two original metal brackets and a modern canvas covering. Historic images depict a glass-roofed canopy. An alternative copper canopy reusing existing framing have been installed.

 

 

Let’s Work Together

For us, restoration is not just a job – it’s a passion.
With more than 100 years of combined masonry experience, our senior staff has a solid foundation of knowledge to pull from. This unparalleled team is uniquely qualified to evaluate, analyze, and restore commercial, residential, and institutional buildings to the highest standards.

Contact Us

PHONE
773-286-4100
EMAIL
info@marionrestoration.com
ADDRESS
3504 N. Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641