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Phase 1 – 1616 Latimer Fund façade

The main façade of the Cosmopolitan Club’s 1616 Latimer Street Clubhouse establishes the impression of the building, not only by members and guests, but by the general public who pass by. The ultimate restoration, preservation and rehabilitation of the main façade will greatly enhance the appearance and long-term continued use of the building. It is a key component of the 1600 Block of Latimer Street and contributes to the City’s Historic District, as recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. The entrance will be much improved both visually and made more physically accessible. Additionally, the ADA Component will give better access to the building for members and guests.

Project #1 – Schematic drawings & survey


Keast & Hood Engineers, highly qualified masonry façade preservationists, surveyed the façade; Farragut Street Architects  documented architectural components; and Becker Frondorf acted as cost estimators. The team prepared preliminary schematic design documents.

Project # 2 – Architecture and engineering documents


The consulting team of Keast & Hood, Farragut Street Architects, and KS Engineering prepared architecture and engineering documents that have accepted by the Philadelphia Historical Commission and Streets Department, and shared with potential owner's rep candidates and construction bidders.

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