National Register of Historic Places
Originally constructed as the Ohio Departments Building,
this thirteen story building represents the best in Art Deco
Architecture and Decorative Arts.
The structure was renovated for the Ohio Supreme Court by
Schooley Caldwell Associates. The building houses the courts,
judiciary offices and the Law Library.
Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects was
retained to evaluate the conditions of the decorative metals
and mosaics in the building. Recommendations included remedial
repair of damage caused by improper cleaning methods. From
the Bas-Relief sculpture to the more than 200 bronze doors,
all of the decorative work was carefully evaluated and a
plan developed for their restoration and maintenance. Careful
coordination with accessibility systems and security controls
is a part of the restoration of the bronze doors.
The variety of mosaic surfaces in the building includes
floors, vaulted ceilings and wall panels. Each type and location
was given separate consideration, and treatment.
With the Masterplan in place, Chambers, Murphy & Burge
compiled contract documents for the restoration of the decorative
metals and mosaics.