The Great Hall is a beautiful 3-story brick building located 2 blocks from Seattle’s popular Greenlake, where thousands of visitors walk, bike and rollerblade the 2.8 miles of trails circling the lake.
The Great Hall was originally built in 1921 as a Congregational Church and over the years has gone through many changes in ownership. In 2007 it was purchased by a team of investors whose intent was to renovate the space to accommodate private and public events.
The project scope included the renovation of the top two floors of the building encompassing approximately 4,200 square feet of space including rooms that were to be turned into private leased office space, a public meeting room (Fireside Room), new bathrooms, elevator shaft, reconstructed stairwells and the Great Hall Ballroom. The building was in major disrepair. The original plaster walls and ceilings were peeling and in some areas, literally falling from the ceiling. The millwork including baseboard, doorframes, window grids, decorative columns and beams, were layered with paint, severely gouged and on the verge of being un-repairable. The front stairwell, a major focal point of the building, was also badly damaged and in desperate need of renovation.
Tenhulzen Painting, Inc. was tasked with preparing the 29 doors, 380 individual window sashes and trim, base & case, columns & beams, stair treads, risers, stringers, railing systems and decorative pieces. The project also included patching, priming and painting all ceiling and wall surfaces.
The project was completed 1,162 man hours later. Our client and our team are all extremely happy and proud of the results of this project. We are honored to have been involved in this exquisite renovation, bringing a historic community building back to life.