Glessner House Museum

The Glessner House was designed by American architect, Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. Designed during the Gilded Age and now a National Historic Landmark, the house remains an internationally-known architectural treasure for its radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, that has served as an inspiration to architects and helped redefine domestic architecture.

RRJ and Berglund Construction performed a pro bona investigation to identify the source of ongoing water leaks causing interior plaster damage to the museum. The investigation utilized customary techniques for leakage evaluation described in ASTM E2128.

The team’s findings confirmed the source of the leaks were along the gable flashing. RRJ developed repair concepts that were scheduled to be implemented by Berglund Construction.

Project Details

Location Chicago, lllinois
Client Glessner House Museum
Team Andrea Baird
Market Historic Preservation
Services Investigation, Repair & Restoration Design Services