Roche Constructors rehabilitated the historic downtown district on Gregory Street in Black Hawk, Colorado.Government/Justice
The scope of work included relocating four existing historic houses – McAfee House, Woodbury House, Norton House, and Bunk House – that were originally constructed in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries. The houses were temporarily relocated so that the area could be re-graded and new utility infrastructure and foundations installed. Once the grading was complete, the houses were placed on new foundations, striped to the original studs and trusses, and then rebuilt. Roche also constructed a new display building for an antique fire truck, a new public restroom building, and re-purposed an existing building – Bobtail Mine Building – for a new mining information and tour ticketing center. Minor off-site paver and landscape work at the Carriage House parking garage across the street was also done.
Roche also restored the downtown plaza area including brick pavers, stone and concrete retaining walls, and specialty lighting. The plaza is used for weekend events, tours, shopping, and concerts for the community.
Additional work that was added since Roche was initially awarded the contract included the restoration of the existing church building that is on the site. We abated the lead paint that was on the exterior of the building as well as constructed a new handicap ramp to the main entrance. The majority of the work on this building was the restoration of the failing brick structure. Work included repairing the mortar in the wall cavity as well as scraping and repointing failing brick joints.