Philadelphia University Ravenhill Mansion

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Ravinhill Mansion at Philadelphia University prior to roof replacement.

 

The Mansion at Ravenhill is one of Philadelphia’s archectictual gems.

Formerly known as  Ravinhill Academy, attended by Grace Kelly, designed by archetict Willis Hale

built in 1888 for x one of the founders of Rohm & Haas. The Mansion is now the focal point of the Ravenhill Campus at Philadelphia University.

The Mansion’s original roof was largely in place and experiencing water infiltration. The University Physical Plant maintenance budget was being utilized to slow the water infiltration. It was appearent that the roof needed to be replaced. SMRC was selected by the University to provide design and contract administration services for the roof preservation project. The original roof was Pennsylvania black slate accented by red Vermont slate courses and capped with Terra cotta cresting. Traditional to the tme period, tern metal flashings were employed. The tern metal was in an accelerated state of deterioration. The gutter substrates were also severly deteriorated.

The decorative elements of the roof were documented by SMRC and design documentation was delevopled for the roof restoration project. Philadelphia Historical Commision reviewed and approved the documents, paving the way for construction to begin. Construction began in November of 2011 and progressed through May of 2012.

Phase one and two were completed and phase three and four are scheduled for FY 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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