Reinhold Residential, The Packard Building Terra Cotta Facade

CVM developed and implemented a formal repair program for stabilization and restoration of critical portions of the decorative glazed architectural terra cotta facade of this eight-story landmark structure, located prominently on North Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia. Known originally as the Packard Motor Car Building, this former manufacturing facility was converted to high-end residential housing in the mid 1980’s, and is now on the National Historic Registry.

CVM performed a detailed envelope assessment to provide the Owner with a comprehensive picture of the condition of the facade.  Considering the building’s age and extensive use of corbelled hung terra cotta, the prognosis was surprisingly good, identifying only isolated areas of distress. CVM completed a comprehensive repair and restoration program, meeting the approval of the Philadelphia Historical Commission.

Location: Philadelphia, PA