Earlier this spring, a facade improvement was completed on Main Street that deserves honorable mention. The Catholic Center Annex, located at 801 Main Street, underwent a considerable amount of work at the hands of L.A. Hauer-LaDuca Architect PC. The facade modification took the building from a fairly unadorned and dated look to something that boasts a bit of character.
Gone is the Darth Vader-looking front, and in its stead is a softened, less dated look that features some architectural detail that includes a metal design insert for the spandrel panels, as well as some laser cut aluminum design work that reflects the designs found on the facade of the adjoining Catholic Center (originally the Courier Express building).
The roofline now sports a Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) canopy with metal design panels. A canopy over the entrance was added, as well as new lighting and a tenant sign (“Walsh” – Walsh Duffield Companies). The modifications are intended to create an aesthetic connection between the two buildings, which never existed previously.
Detail images and rendering: The architect