Original Construction: 1893
Original Architect: Henry Ives Cobb
Restoration Completed: 2018
Project Cost: $42 million
Scale: 428,265 sq. ft.
Services Provided: Historic Preservation, Code Analysis, Architectural Design, Construction Administration, Lost Development
Cleveland Restoration Society/AIA Cleveland: 2018 Facade Restoration Award
The Garfield Building is an eleven-story masonry and steel frame building with brick and terra cotta decorative elements. The original architect, Henry Ives Cobb, designed the building in the Chicago style and it became an early example of steel-frame construction in Cleveland. The decorative elements include iconic capitals, round arched windows, and a dentilled cornice. The building’s old offices were converted into 123 apartment units and retail space. The old banking hall has also been restored and converted into an upscale restaurant which showcases many of the bank’s original design elements. The façade was completely restored and received the CRS/AIA Cleveland Façade Restoration Award in 2018.