Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy
Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy is listed in the Architects & Builders Service category in Galena, Illinois. Displayed below is the only current social network for Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 70.

Contact information for Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy is:
1101 S Bench St
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-3960

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Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy has an overall ZapScore of 70. This means that Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy has a higher ZapScore than 70% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Galena, Illinois is 43 and in the Architects & Builders Service category is 28. Learn more about ZapScore

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Hello Everyone, Beth has written a brief biography of A. James Speyer (the original architect of the Ben Rose House)...Please read it below. We've also included his picture. A. James Speyer, the architect of the Rose House, studied architecture at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie-Mellon), Chelsea Polytechnic (London), and the Sorbonne (Paris). He served in the army from 1941-46 then taught architectural design at the Illinois Institute of Technology until 1961. The Rose House was built in 1953. Speyer then joined the Art Institute of Chicago as curator of 20th century art and sculpture. He collected and exhibited major figurative and abstract works, and created installations that were models of their kind. He was considered one of the country’s leading experts on contemporary American and European art. Speyer passed away in 1986 at age 73.

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 13 new photos.
Hello, We've had a request for some additional detail on the project - specifically the underground garage. I’m including a schematic perspective and a few sheets from our construction drawing set. This should help provide some context to the photos I posted earlier today. Cheers, Jim P.S. - Evidently pdf’s don’t load easily onto FB, so I had to take screen shots of the construction docs…their resolution is a little low, but still legible.

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 14 new photos.
Hi All, Things are getting real at the Ben Rose House! (for those of you who don’t remember, this is also know as Cameron’s house from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’). The wood frame garage in front has been removed and the contractors doing the excavation and shoring to allow for the new underground garage are hard at it. Some of photos below show the temporary steel beams being installed under the west side of the house - these will hold the building up while the underground garage is being constructed. The other photos show the gutted interior which is now ready for reconstruction. More to come, Jim

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 5 new photos.
Hi Everyone, Well, after some complications, we finally received our building permit for the Rose House restoration on Friday. The contractor was able to do some interior demolition prior to the issuance of the building permit (see pictures below). The existing wood frame garage will be removed this week and excavation for the temporary shoring of the house and new underground garage will start soon. Things should start moving rapidly now…stay tuned. Cheers, Jim

Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy Architects & Planners added 2 new photos.
Once again, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything to our site - sorry about that! The good news is that the Rose House restoration is moving forward very nicely. We’ve presented our design to the Highland Park Historic Preservation Commission and were unanimously approved. One of the trickier aspects of this project is what to do about the detached garage that was added in front of the house in the 1980’s. We want to remove it so the front façade can be seen in its original splendor. However, the owners still need a garage and there isn’t enough space on the site to accommodate one. So...we’ve decided to put the garage under the house! In order to maintain the appearance of the house being perched on columns, we are setting the garage walls back from the face of the structure. The garage location is under the portion of the house closest to grade which will decrease its visibility. The concrete walls of the garage will be painted a dark charcoal gray to further camouflage them. The driveway will descend from Beech Street and will disappear under a tunnel that starts approximately 20’ from the face of the house. This allows us to maintain natural grade around the portions of the house where the driveway is located. As you can see from the renderings below, the garage virtually disappears. Cheers, Jim