Historic restoration is one of the most gratifying services we provide here at Clean Environmental Group, so today we’re sharing a recent project we were honored to work on: Atlanta’s historic Biltmore Hotel. Constructed in 1924, this grand hotel still stands today as an excellent example of architect Leonard Schultze’s work. Incredible craftsmanship and elegant neo-Georgian design make it one of the standout architectural gems of Midtown Atlanta.
The Biltmore has changed hands several times over the decades and its use continued to evolve over the years from a luxury hotel and apartment building, to a radio broadcast studio, to a Sheraton Hotels property, to office space and condominiums. The property is currently owned by the Georgia Institute of Technology and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic Window Restoration at the Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore retains the windows initially installed in the 1930s, and our task was to restore them to their former glory. Maintaining original windows and other architectural elements when possible is key to historic restoration and preservation, so we are always thrilled to help maintain or repair these essential features.
This project required several steps:
- Lead paint removal
- Identifying and removing damaged window components
- Recreating and reinstalling window components
- Caulking, glazing, and repainting
Atlanta Historic Restoration and Lead Paint Abatement
Historic Restoration of Homes, Churches, Government Buildings, Schools, and Retail Spaces
The southeastern US is home to a wealth of historic buildings of architectural significance, and we believe preserving these structures holds cultural and social value. In addition to the environmental cleanup services we offer, Clean Environmental Group is also committed to the preservation of these architectural gems. Our company is led by a third-generation contractor, combining traditional building techniques and knowledge with the latest conservation practices to ensure that the historic buildings we restore will still be around for future generations.
Lead Paint Removal and Abatement
Any building constructed before the mid-1900s is likely to have lead paint, which makes lead removal and abatement a crucial safety measure in historic homes. Lead is actually the single most serious environmental hazard to children, and can easily be ingested or inhaled in the form of dust, paint chips, and contaminated soil. Lead-based paint removal (LBP) is a highly specialized field that requires specific training and licensure to perform safely. At CEG, we have the knowledge and experience to perform safe lead remediation in your home, ensuring that your family can enjoy your home without worrying about the risk of lead poisoning.
If you’re looking for Atlanta environmental and historic preservation contractors, we’d love to discuss your project. Please give us a call at 678-807-7900 to get started!