CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION MASTER PLANNING FOR THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MECHANICS & TRADESMEN
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York occupies a seven-story building dating to 1890. The original four-story structure, designed by Lamb & Rich in the Italian Renaissance Revival style was added on to in 1903 by Ralph S. Townsend blending Beaux-Arts Classicism and Renaissance Revival styles. Easton Architects along with a team of consultants prepared an Historic Structures Report that analyzed all components of the building envelope, building systems and infrastructure, interior finishes and character defining spaces. The HSR provides recommendations for the most appropriate restoration, preservation and rehabilitation treatments for the exterior and interior while retaining and maintaining as much of the original fabric as possible.