Batavia, IL

THOMLE -PHIPPS BUILDING

Historic Preservation

After decades of neglect City of Batavia condemned this former train station building and hired Allen+Pepa Architects to help with it’s renovation. The renovation included the repair of deteriorating masonry and window frames,window replacement, the opening of upper storefront windows that had been paneled over, and replacement of the signage band and woodwork. The left facade was renovated by Allen+Pepa Architects in 1997, with help from Batavia’s Facade Grant program. The new storefront design reopened large upper windows that had been paneled over. This restored the storefront to it’s original proportions and provides a lighter, more airy  interior. The renovation also included the repair and restoration of deteriorating masonry and the restoration of rotting window frames.

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