MURPHY & DITTENHAFER PROVIDING DESIGN SERVICES FOR STEHLI SILK MILL RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION

(photo credit: Little Miss Lovely)

(photo credit: Little Miss Lovely)

July 27, 2014--Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects have been commissioned for design services for the rehabilitation and restoration of the 227,400 square foot Stehli Silk Mill complex in Lancaster, PA.

The firm’s design work on the large, turn-of-the-century silk mill buildings will initially include new roof systems, replacement in-kind of historic wood roof beams, historic masonry repair, and historic window replacement.

All work will be carried out in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, in order for the project to qualify for historic tax credits. The earliest record of the start of construction on the first mill in the complex is 1897. More mills were built throughout the years, culminating with construction of the boiler house and remaining buildings between 1914 and 1925.

Murphy & Dittenhafer expects to complete construction documents for the historic window replacement project this summer, with bidding and construction to follow. The initial historic envelope rehabilitation construction phases are anticipated to be complete in early 2015.

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Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects is an award-winning architectural firm that focuses on planning, interior, and architectural design projects involving new construction, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse for historic properties, churches, urban housing, nonprofit organizations, higher education, and libraries. The firm’s offices are located in York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland. Visit their website at murphdittarch.com.

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