Gouverneur Court is a 124-unit low-income and special-needs housing facility located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This Renaissance Revival building was built at the turn-of-the-Twentieth Century to the designs of John Rochester Thomas, and it is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Our project here consisted of the exterior restoration of the building’s brick and unglazed terra cotta facades. Localized masonry repairs were performed on all facades, and the main and bulkhead roofs were fully replaced. All of the original terra cotta at the fifth floor watertable was carefully removed, restored, and reinstalled. The decorative terra cotta at the building’s arched entry was damaged beyond repair, so careful attention was paid to specify and install new cast stone in matching color and texture. 


Project: Exterior Restoration

Owner: Community Access Inc.

Budget: Witheld