The DPA presented its annual Preservation Awards May 16 at the Clyde Iron Works, 2920 West Michigan Street.
The bridge was restored to its original design using a stone veneer pattern that replicated the original stones and lights similar to the original ones. Walls were rebuilt, and the road surface refurbished with the addition of a waterproofing system and better drainage.
This building originally housed one of the first auto dealerships in the community, and then for decades was an auto repair shop. The building was renovated in recent months to become the headquarters for ZMC Hotels Inc. On the outside, the brick facade was replaced, tile added below the windows, wood siding removed, new windows installed, roof replaced and period-style carriage doors built.
The former plant was turned into a restaurant, bar and event center with room for shops. The exterior brick was tuck-pointed, cleaned or replaced. New windows, doors and roof were installed. Inside, doors and tabletops were salvaged from a demolished building and 300,000 bricks salvaged and used for repairs and to build an oven. A crane was saved and a mural installed based on an old glass negative.
Letters of Recognition
Built new garage to match
the era of the house.
Restored original garage and built a second garage mimicking details of the house, salvaged front porch door, painted exterior in varied colors to accent detailing, landscaped. Inside, plaster walls were repaired, painted and wallpapered. Hardwood floors were refinished and period-style light fixtures and kitchen were installed.
Outside, stucco and sagging porch were repaired, missing skirt was replaced, concrete was redone,
painting was done in colors to accent features, gutters were replaced, a fence was removed
and relocated and landscaping was done.
A community effort led by Debbie Isabel-Nelson and supported with various grants
and the work of many volunteers.