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Project Name: Restoration of the Historic Hattiesburg Train Depot

Project Scope: Building Area 14,900sf + Canopies 35,112sf + 3 acres of grounds

Completion Time: March 2007, (two years)

Safety Information: No Major Accidents

2007 Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Award Winner

Project Summary:

Original architectural elements such as existing brickwork, windows and doors were preserved and restored by hand.

Restoration of the 4,000sf Neoclassical Grand Hall including meticulous restoration to the original capitals, pilasters, and existing millwork. All replacement trim material used in this room was milled from salvaged joists & rafters. The original terrazzo flooring and Greek Key border pattern were exactly replicated.

The entrance to the Grand Hall was highlighted with the addition of over 5,000sf of brick pavers, lighted bollards, and glass canopies.

The original ticket office was converted into a museum for artifacts, showcasing the restoration of the grand original ticket window, using all original hardware, bead board, glass & mullions.

The new passenger waiting room and ticket counter complex area were a product of complete restoration to the original bead board ceilings and installation of new terrazzo flooring with a 12ft mosaic inlay.

Restoration of the canopy to its original length of 924 feet.

Addition of a 44ft clock tower, re-alignment & widening of the street on which the depot is located.

Complete landscaping was performed using all indigenous plant material.

Fountain installed using the exact dimensions of the original goldfish pond.

Extensive re-grading of the building and the site to meet ADA compliance.

All mechanical and electrical systems were replaced; a full sprinkler system was installed.