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American Maple Museum Renovation

Client: American Maple Museum | Location: Croghan, New York | Services Provided: Architecture & Structural

The American Maple Museum was founded in 1977 to preserve the history and evolution of the North American maple syrup industry. Exhibits depict the history of maple syrup and sugar making techniques ranging from those used by the Native Americans to plastic tubing and stainless steel evaporators in use today. The former Leo Memorial School was acquired in 1980 through a generous gift from Robert and Florence Lamb. Aubertine and Currier were selected to provide Architectural and Structural Engineering services for the renovation of the Museum.

Special care was taken in order to insure the historic preservation was carefully considered. The property was listed in the NYS Register of Historic Places.

The existing mechanical system consisted of an oil fired furnace. The oil fired furnace was replaced with a new natural gas furnace. Also a new natural gas boiler was added to help with the basement & first floor. Half of the basement was forced air and the other half will have hot water radiation. The second floor had no heating system, therefore a new natural gas forced air furnace was installed. All restrooms were upgraded with ventilation as well. The system was designed to be balanced and tested to exceed mechanical and energy code requirements.

The restrooms were upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, and the plumbing fixtures, piping and plumbing systems were upgraded.

An elevator was designed and installed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.

A new entrance ramp was designed to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, applicable building codes.

522 Bradley Street
Watertown, New York 13601


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