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Location: Cincinnati, OH
Schedule: June 2016 – October 2017
Cost: $1,000,000
Type of Project: Shotcrete & Masonry
Client: Messer & Goettle


Built in 1878, Cincinnati Music Hall is an historic entertainment venue in Cincinnati, Ohio. Designed by esteemed architect Samuel Hannaford in the Venetian Gothic style, the iconic facade and hall is a National Historic Landmark. For more than a century, the building’s ornate stonework and brick masonry have towered over the storied Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The surrounding area has experienced a Renaissance in the past decade, and the stunning facade overlooks a renovated Washington Park that has become a hub of culture and community.

With the help of Messer, PWWG, 3CDC, and the rest of the project team, SSRG restored Music Hall to its 19th century glory. We patched and replaced the stone accents throughout the building by using Jahn M70 repair mortars from Cathedral Stone. Our project vendors from Stone Center and Nawkaw helped with the stone plinth revitalization and piano key brick stain detailing, respectively. In addition, SSRG performed stone foundation infills and brick infills throughout, to reestablish the original openings. SSRG also applied shotcrete below the old floor of Springer Auditorium to create the walls of a new orchestra pit.

Cincinnati Music Hall opened Fall 2017, with an exciting Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season. SSRG is honored to have played a part in preserving this historic treasure.

Close-up of the ornate details of Cincinnati Music Halls iconic facade and hall
Detailed masonry work on the front of Cincinnati Music Hall.
An SSRG masonry worker laying bricks at Cincinnati Music Hall
Three construction workers in a dark building spray concrete to build a wall, illuminated by work lights
multiple workers on a the outside and inside of a hole in high visibility vests
worker sits and looks at the camera as he is working on grout work

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