In May of 2013, Granger Construction completed historical renovations to the Reo Town Train Depot. This 1903 Grand Trunk Western Railroad Depot, decommissioned in 1971, is listed
on the National Register of Historic Places. After 10 years of neglect and decay,
it was restored to its original beauty.

Restorations on this project included:

  • Removal and inventory of the existing clay tile roof
  • The roof was laser scanned and all new clay tiles were custom-made by
    the original manufacturer, a 120-year-old company from Ohio
  • Replaced exterior wood including roof substrate, exterior soffit,
    overhangs, facia, etc., with custom-made wood to match existing profiles
  • Restored all exterior masonry and selectively replaced limestone to match
  • Removed, restored and replaced exterior doors. Also installed new custom made vestibule and main entrance doors to match other doors
  • Removed existing windows for full restoration and reinstall. All reusable
    woodwork was inventoried and labeled for re-installation in the same location
  • Removed all lead paint from interior and prepped for refinish, performed
    asbestos abatement and removed large amounts of hazardous waste

Lansing, Michigan

$1.5 million

General Contracting

September 2011

May 2013

Cornerstone Architects