We were hired by the County of Orange as historic restoration specialists to repair/restore the original chimneys of this circa 1898 museum. We were awarded this work because of our experience working with (URM) unreinforced masonry of this nature.

As waterproofing was a concern, the County temporarily sealed off all flues and hearth openings to prevent water infiltration. Working with our waterproofing specialist, we processed restoration plans for three of its original chimneys.

The original masonry chimney stacks were structurally reinforced to comply with current seismic codes. The exterior was sealed with a historically sympathetic product, and the entire roof’s surface was replaced. 

We provided an adaptive reuse to sections of the entire building.

project DETAILS



  • Date of Completion: 1994

  • Location: Santa Ana, CA

  • Client: County of Orange, EMA/Harbor, Beaches and Parks

  • Building Area: 800 sq. ft. (3 porches)

Scope of Work

  • Several public bid improvements, porch restoration, maintenance manual

Construction Cost

  • $800,000

Team Members

  • Donald Krotee (DKP)

  • Matthew Rogers-Hayward