Our work at the Northfield Historical Soceity Scriver building is just about wrapped up. This has been a long project for us, in one of the tightest sites we have ever worked on. The work area was about 12′ wide by 85′ long. It fronted on the sidewalk along Bridge Square, had a building immediately to the west side, and a tiny, tiny rear area that was not accessible other than by crossing the Post Office property. But the workers did a great job getting things completed. The new entrance looks wonderful. It includes a new stairway to the second floor and a hall that leads to the new elevator.
The new toilet rooms are generous in size and finished with tile on wall and floor surfaces. They should hold up well to public use. Prior to the project the toilet rooms were small, inaccessible, and with poor finishes. There are now a mens and womens toilet room on each of the three floors of the building. We also created a nice office for the Director on the upper floor….even uncovering an old plaster medalion in the ceiling that we were able to save.
It was a pleasure to work with all the staff at the Northfield Historical Soceity on this project. Everyone at Northfield Construction Company was proud to handle the construction work and was pleased that the Historical Society used so many local construction tradeworkers on their project. I also want to thank the Minnesota Historical Society for providing a grant to be used in completing this project.