Historic

Law Office at 4907 Magazine

In October of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed interior and exterior renovations and additions to 4907 Magazine Street. The project, for Shlosman Law Firm included rehabilitating a decrepit old residential property and converting it into an elegant, useful hub of commerce and law practice. One of the ways we define success at Mayer Building Company […]

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French Quarter Facade Restoration

In February 2019, Mayer Building Company completed an historic re-fresh of this striking French Quarter facade on Governor Nichols Street. The work included replacing the wood elements of the balcony, the louvered shutters and window cornices. Paint-works and a new metal component on the security gate made this project an obvious success.

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Residential Rehabilitaion

In the autumn 2018, Mayer Building Company completed this full residential rehabilitation of a neglected home on a tree-lined street in Treme. The full renovation included all systems inside and out. We salvaged the antique wood floors and developed the landscaping around. The new layout included two contemporary bathrooms and kitchen.  

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Trinity School

During the summer break of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed two separate but equally important improvement projects for Trinity School on Jackson Avenue. At the “Pink House” Mayer design/built a replacement of an historic porch, gallery and roof along with all of its architectural ornamentation. At the elementary school Mayer Building Co successfully completed a revamp of the corridor finishes, doors, ceilings, electrical and plumbing (in the bathrooms). Thanks to close owner input, Mayer Building Company was able to complete each of these large projects before the class bell rang. 

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4901 Magazine Street

In July, Mayer Building Company completed the work at 4901-03 Magazine Street. The major renovation on the corner of Magazine and Upperline consisted of converting an unused, decrepit Victorian 4plex into a stunning mixed-used rehabilitation. Upstairs there are two apartments for rent with balconies and galleries that face the parade route. Downstairs is a new office space customized to the real estate company moving in. We salvaged the floors, doors, baseboards, brickworks, and hardware (when possible). The major challenge of this project included prosecuting this salvage and re-use effort at the same time as abiding by Historic Tax Credit requirements (federal and state) the local Historic District Landmarks Commission requirements, the City of New Orleans Safety & Permits requirements,m the Louisiana State Fire Marshal requirements and all the International Building Codes governing the same. Oh yeah, and we had to fit in air-conditioning, ADA and life safety requirements and new plumbing and electrical. Whew. 

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5707 Magazine Street

the spring of 2018, Mayer Building Company completed an office/ historic project for Windy Hill Pictures, a New Orleans film production company. The work at 5707 Magazine Street, formerly Blue Fog Chocolates included finishes, mechanical and electrical and facade renovations. We salvaged the old pine floors, old wood windows, exposed the old masonry and created a new dynamic office space that replaced the “slat-wall decor” of the chocolate retailer. We updated the ceilings and bath and breakrooms and installed new HVAC, lighting, and plumbing systems. We built Windy Hill a block and stucco planter and repaired the old facade openings and shutters. 

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French Quarter Balcony Replacement

In July 2018, Mayer Building Company removed and replaced the VCC governed balcony and repainted the windows and shutters for the Creole Orleans Condo Association on Barracks Street. Mayer Building Company may be growing, but the historic-work roots of this company still help us secure and produce good, competitive work.

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Roof Deck for Inlow Guitars

During the fall of 2017, Mayer Building Company took on a hodgepodge of work for Inlow Guitars. The company which is housed in an historic building at 1800 Hastings housing had been left in the lurch by a dubious contractor the previous year with structural elements in question, a leaking roof and an incomplete guitar shop build out. Mayer Building Company was hired to complete structural wood and steel elements including plated tie-backs near the parapet, replace and warrant the roof, add a bitchin’ roof deck and tidy up some loose ends in the guitar shop. Below find a few shots of the roof deck and the views. 

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Small Renovations / Improvements

Mayer Building Company completed a number of small projects recently. We completed a termite repairs and window replacement in an old building on Royal Street. We replicated an HDLC protected wood rail at a roof deck gallery on a manor house in the Lower Garden District. We built a new gallery over looking St. Charles Avenue on an underused front facade Uptown on the Streetcar line. Here’s a quote from one of the owners, “I wanted everyone to know that the floor replacement work done by Ryan’s crew is amazing! Ryan, I can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail when replacing and refinishing the floor boards. It is literally impossible to distinguish the old wood from the new.
GREAT JOB!!!”

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