CLEVELAND METROPARKS OVERSEES RESTORATION OF LAKEFRONT FACILITY
CLEVELAND - Cleveland Metroparks is overseeing exterior restoration of the historic Art Moderne-style Coast Guard Station on the lakefront, and Monday through Wednesday of this week, (May 23-25) a cadre of approximately 30 volunteers from Sherwin-Williams are donating their time to help beautify the structure.
The project is just one effort directly tied to the 150th Anniversary of Sherwin-Williams, being celebrated this year. The volunteer efforts by Sherwin-Williams represent a donation of more than $60,000 including paint and labor. 250 gallons of paint will be used to brighten-up the station's exterior. May 22-30 is also "National Painting Week."
Partners in the restoration project include: Sherwin-Williams, the Burning River Foundation, PNC Bank, the Cleveland Foundation, Oswald Companies, Ritenour Decorators, Inc., and the City of Cleveland.
"We are thrilled to be working to restore this structure, which for so long has been an architecturally important part of Cleveland's lakefront," said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Executive Officer Brian Zimmerman. "We also appreciate the involvement and dedication of our partners in the project."
"Sherwin-Williams is always looking for opportunities to give back to our communities where we do business," said Sherwin-Williams Cleveland District Manager Taylor Haley. "The team is happy to provide plenty of elbow grease and product to help restore one of our city's special landmarks and top it off with a huge roof stencil (65 feet wide and 12.4 feet tall) saluting Cleveland." Part of the first phase of the restoration efforts also will include the restoration and installation of historically accurate windows.
The hope is to have all exterior restoration work completed in time for the Park District's centennial in 2017.