Promont House

SSRG completed renovation efforts that restored the historic Promont House and its Victorian Italianate architecture to its original style and grace.

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society runs its mission out of the historic Promont House. The Victorian mansion is the former home of John M. Pattison, the 43rd Governor of Ohio. The building is now a museum and stunning event center.

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The problem

The integrity of the tower and balconettes—a key part of the Italianate Victorian aesthetic—was failing. They faced neglect and decay. During a roof inspection, crews finally determined the structure was weakening due to leaks in the copper flashing.

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The fix

The team removed the deteriorating balconies, salvaging some of the architectural pieces. The crew then:

  • Replicated the original wood corbels and handrails
  • Installed all new balcony sheathing and soffits
  • Installed new copper roofing for the exterior balconies.

In order to achieve this scope of work, the team also removed flooring in the tower that was deteriorating. During this process, they discovered the original flooring which dates back to 1865. SSRG reframed the bearing members of the balconies, then refinished and reinstalled the original flooring of the tower.

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