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Market Street Hotel, Augusta, Georgia

The Problem

The Market Street Hotel was eligible for the national Register of Historic Places as a contributing building in the manufacturing and Wholesale District. The building is one of the largest hotels that opened shortly after the turn of the 20th century in the area within two blocks of the railroad tracks on Market Street. The goal was to keep all the historic features in the original building so the property owner could receive the 25% State Tax Credit for the Historic Rehabilitation.

The client needed a product that was aesthetically pleasing due to the fact that the floor/ceilings would remain exposed. The fire protection needed to have a paint like finish for the new home owners.

The Solution

FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. was selected for the 4 story historic renovation and worked with the Office of Historic Preservation to ensure all areas remained historically authentic.

Since the number of passes required by competitive products is double ours, FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. saved the contractor the additional labor costs. According to Sarah Hines (Office Of Historic Preservation), FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. knew the fire code that we needed to achieve and had the correct testing for the product made our work easier, "FlameOFF was able to work with the design firm to help achieve our historic goals as well as fire safety requirements".

This historic renovation was a flagship for the local community. The preservation committee publicized the project nationally. The building owner does not have to worry about the long term effects of the fire protection. There was no need for a costly top coat system. The durability of the coating will achieve this look for years to come as well as provide exceptional fire protection.

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