Lawson Elser has completed hundreds of renovation projects involving existing buildings, many of which are classified as "Historic". We have extensive experience with investigating and adapting existing structures to new and exciting uses. It is the ultimate in "Recycling" to renovate and re-use an existing building as opposed to demolishing and sending it to the landfill. Renovating historic structures saves buildings that may have outgrown their original function, but are works of art to be preserved and enjoyed for generations.
the athenaeum - cabaret theater
Renovation of the historic Athenaem. Facility houses a YMCA, theater, restaurant.
cannelton cotton mill
Renovation of the historic cotton mill, located near the Ohio River in Cannelton, Indiana. Facility was restored for re-use as senior housing. At one time this building housed hundreds of cotton mills for processing cotton brought to the area on the Ohio River.
jesse hunt hotel
Renovation of the historic Jesse Hunt Hotel, located near the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. President Lincoln made a train whistle stop at this hotel on a campaign excursion.
Facility was restored for re-use as a bank branch and offices.
Renovation of the historic Eleutherian College structure in Lancaster, Indiana. This building is an example of one of the earliest buildings used to educate freed slaves moving north through Indiana after the Civil War. Lancaster and this structure were one of many way stations along the Underground Railroad system. The building is now used as a historic museum.
THOMAS taggArt memorial riverside park
Structural investigation and repair recommendations for the Thomas Taggert Memorial, located in Riverside Park in Indianapolis.