Awards of Excellence:
Mueller-Schmidt Home

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Built: 1880 | Year Saved: ~2020
Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance

Built in 1880, the Home of Stone today serves as the museum for the Ford County Historical Society in Dodge City, KS. It is a limestone residence with ornate masonry and woodwork at each of its facades. In 2016, the exterior envelope was in need of multiple repairs. Ben Moore Studio was hired to produce a report of necessary repair work for the Ford County Historical Society to use for grant applications and alternative funding. The Historical Society later received a Heritage Trust Fund grant from the State Historic Preservation Office. The firm was then hired to complete construction drawings and bid documents for the repair work and to perform construction administration. The repair work included masonry repointing, window and door repair, porch roof repairs, foundation waterproofing and repair, and regrading of the soil to direct water away from the building. Ben Moore Studio was involved with bidding and contract negotiation as well as performing construction observation visits. We worked closely with the client and contractor to work out details accurate to the historic construction of the residence.

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