Recognition from the National Trust

The National Trust for Historic Preservation highlights an excellent, multi-use project in Philadelphia that was completed using Federal tax credits obtained by Powers & Company. Come check out Oxford Mills!

Here’s an excerpt:

“As Canuso walks me through the halls of the west building, explaining the particular challenges of adapting a sprawling industrial structure that was built in multiple stages, I’m struck by a myriad of carefully preserved details. Original fire doors are decoratively mounted in intervals along the hallways, and an edge of the original masonry foundation—another intentional reminder of the building’s history—juts out from underneath a wall in the fitness center. Collaborating with BartonPartners, an architecture firm with a track record of preserving buildings in the area, historical consultants Powers & Company referred to early renderings and documents the city had on file. This information led them to repoint brickwork on both buildings, brace and add support to the existing roofs, and install new metal windows that looked similar to the originals.”