Belinda Stewart Architects is the Preservation Specialist for the Mississippi River Commission (PDS), including services for providing the building preservation plan, historic window analysis, general assistance, and all associated assessments, recommendations, and development for those portions of the Statement of Work for the Program Development Study. The historic building was constructed in 1894 and is listed on the National Register (NR Rating – 3) as the Gothic/Richardsonian Romanesque Revival Style Post Office and Customs House fronting Walnut Street in historic downtown Vicksburg, MS. The study includes the outline of strategic investments in restoration, rehabilitation, and modernization to ensure optimum performance while maintaining historical integrity. We have also performed a detailed survey of the interior and exterior windows in the four story structure, analyzed each type of issue, and recommended courses of action for restoration and rehabilitation of the windows. BSA has the ability to provide detail investigation service in-house by utilizing standard methods as well as infrared imaging, drone video, and still imaged for hard-to-reach locations. Additionally, BSA is coordinating with the local historic preservation office as well as with the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and life safety professionals to produce the final overall study.
Client: General Services Administration (GSA)
Date Completed: 2017