Friday, April 9, 2010

Stanford White Library Fireplace

This fireplace resides within a Stanford White designed library interior at the former Lamb's Club on West 44th Street in New York City, currently The Chatwal, a boutique hotel. It is the larger of two fireplaces that we worked on at this project location.

As a subcontractor to Traditional Line Architectural Restoration, we documented and deconstructed the fireplace in 2007. At that time the bricks were crated and put in storage. In 2010 we reconstructed the masonry of the fireplace. All woodwork reconstruction is by Traditional Line. The historic reconstruction of the library, including the masonry, was subject to approval of the NY Landmarks Preservation Commission staff as well as the review of Li/Saltzman Architects.

For a detailed day-by-day photo portfolio go here.

After and Before