Hanover Residences, Hanover, PA

Once facing a slow death by decay or a quick death by demolition, this historic five-story shoe factory now houses over 80 subsidized apartments and a community center. Architects Stuart + LeFevre and Harkins Builders realized the vision of Philadelphia’s Pennrose Properties. Our challenges included determining the viability of the water-damaged heavy timber framing and decking and stabilizing the cracking brick shell. In 2003, this project won a state award for historic preservation.