Stalco Construction converts Babylon, N.Y. Town Hall into history museum
The project converted the landmark structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places into the Town of Babylon History Museum at Old Town Hall.
Stalco Construction completed an extensive renovation and expansion of the old Babylon Town Hall in Babylon, NY, originally erected in 1917. The project converted the landmark structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places into the Town of Babylon History Museum at Old Town Hall.
According to Stalco Construction Principal Kevin G. Harney, “Stalco performed the final, $700,000 phase of the restoration, which encompassed construction of a two-story, 800-sf addition that houses a lobby and a hydraulic elevator, interior restorations within the original, historic structure and construction of the museum’s exhibition space.”
Stalco Construction served as general contractor for the final phase of the restoration. The project team also included historic restoration consultant and construction manager Historic Construction Management Corp. (HCMC); architect Laura Casale, AIA; structural engineer SDG Engineering LLC; and Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical engineer Sidney B. Bowne & Son, LLP.
HCMC lead the entire restoration investigation and design throughout a five-year, phased renovation and expansion process.
“The old town hall building underwent a multi-phased restoration. The initial phase encompassed the complete historic assessment and treatment recommendations for the structure, followed by an extensive exterior restoration,” recalled HCMC Principal Joel Snodgrass. “The final, second phase included construction of a historically sensitive addition, selected interior renovations, restoration/installation of museum spaces, and ADA compliance improvements.” BD+C