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Evanston Lakefront Restoration

The renovation and restoration of an existing landmark park shelter along the Lake Michigan lakefront in Evanston, Illinois that is used as a meeting-party space as well as a warming space when the adjacent lagoon is used for skating in winter and includes toilet facilities and a small snack bar.

The renovation included demolition of a previously constructed enclosure at the east end of the building that had completely deteriorated. Existing doors and windows were replaced with new windows and doors to replicate the original designs. Laminated glass was installed to deter vandalism and entry. Handicapped access was improved for the two toilet rooms. The roof, drainage system and other elements were replaced, planter boxes and masonry were restored and all trim and other wood elements were restored and painted. The food service facility at the west end was also renovated with all permanently applied advertising signage removed and restricted to removable panels that met the criteria of the Lake Front Historic District.