Historic Roof Evaluation for Landmark Center
Evaluated the status of the 110-year old north and south tower roofs on Landmark Center, the "Old Federal Court's Building" in downtown St. Paul. It is located at 75 W. Fifth St., anchoring the beautiful and historic Rice Park. The building was the first building in Minnesota listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, and it was extensively renovated in the 1970s to provide for a new use as an arts and cultural center for the community. During that renovation, the skylight on the building was restored and parts of the original clay tile roof were removed and replaced with new tiles replicating the original tiles. The tower roofs, which are 191 feet into the air, were not replaced and still hold the original tiles and securing system from 1902.
The Roof Evaluation report included:
- A scope of work determination
- Specific recommendations that provide the basis for bidding documents on a capital improvement project that will be submitted through the Ramsey County Capital Improvement Program
- Cost estimates on the proposed work, including project management fees
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.