The Bingham Building
Original Construction: 1915
Original Architect: Frank Ray Walker & Harry E. Weeks
Restoration Completed: 2004
Project Cost: $55 million
Scale: 620,810 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Architect of Record, Preservation Consultant for Federal Tax Credit and Conservation Easement
American Institute of Architects: 2007 AIA Cleveland Exceptional Accomplishment
Ohio Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society: 2006 Award of Merit
Cleveland Restoration Society: 2006 Preservation Award for Restoration
The Bingham Building was constructed to house the Bingham Company, one of the pioneer hardware establishments of Cleveland originally founded in 1841. The building is said to have been the largest single unit for wholesale hardware merchandising in the world. With over 620,000 sq. ft. of space, the rehabilitation included complete masonry restoration, reinstatement of the north canopy and entry, and sympathetic replacement of missing fenestration and dock doors. A penthouse was introduced at the roof to provide additional units as well as a community room and deck. The eleven-story warehouse building houses 339 residential apartments, 350 interior parking spaces, and 19,471 square feet of retail space.