Old Original Bookbinders Façade Restoration
Renaissance Properties | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Legendary Philadelphia dining institution Old Original Bookbinders was established in 1906 and expanded over time, steadily growing from its humble beginnings until its Walnut Street facade had become iconic. At its height, the restaurant occupied 12,000 square feet in five historic buildings, with the upper floors serving as part of a high-end condominium and apartment complex. VMA renovated and restored the exterior facade, including reconstructing lost elements such as decorative cornice brackets and a cast iron & stained glass entrance canopy and vestibule. We also prepared applications and coordinated with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to get the project approved for Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Architecture, Historical Preservation