Gardner House: Roof Restoration Architectural Services

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Germanic-American Institute
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To contract with qualified professionals to prepare construction documents for the repair of the roof of the Gardner House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and headquarters of the Germanic-American Institute.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board: William R. Stoeri, President Missy S. Thompson, Vice President Ruth Huss, Vice President D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer Suzanne Blue Brenda J. Child Robert Bruininks Judith S. Corson D. Stephen Elliott Phyllis Rawls Goff William D. Green David R. Hakensen Ruth S. Huss Martha Kaemmer Dennis L. Lamkin David M. Larson Charles Mahar Dean M. Nelson Elizabeth M. Nordlie Dennis Nguyen Peter R. Reis Hussein Samatar Simon Stevens Susan Kenny Stevens William R. Stoeri Karen Wilson Thissen Missy Staples Thompson Eleanor Winston Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary objective of this phase of the project was to have a comprehensive, professional, written plan for the work and cost required to replace the roof on the Gardner House. That goal has been achieved by the creation of the following three documents by the GAI's contracted architect:

1) The Scope of Work form and architectural design and specification drawings that will be required in order to begin the process of installing a new roof. These documents will be necessary for the St. Paul HPC and SHPO review and approval process.

2) A project budget that will allow the GAI Board of Directors to evaluate its financial readiness and fundraising goals to be met before launching the construction phase.

3) A project manual to be used when the GAI is ready to solicit proposals from roofing contractors that includes preliminary bid documents.

All of the above documents have been submitted in the subsequent MNHS Historic Properties large grant application.

I believe this goal was achieved by clearly specifying in our RFP the products the architectural firm was expected to create. For example, we stated that the architect was to complete the Scope of Work form for the grant application, an attached it as part of the RFP.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Christine Berger, Sonya Calef, Karin Magill-Cuerden, Christian Engelbrecht,Tom Felling, Ron Gerdes, Juergen Konczak, Dustin Massie, Liz Pearson, Andrew Staab, Nancy Zinter
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Germanic-American Institute
Street Address
301 Summit Avenue
St. Paul
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155