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The Garfield – Historic Preservation

Cleveland, OH
$40 M

The Garfield Building, located on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland, was constructed in the mid-1890s by two of President James A Garfield’s sons. It was originally the home of the Cleveland Trust Company until 1921 when it became the home of National City Bank until 2008. The 150-foot tall structure is 160,000 SF and 11 stories tall.

In 2015, Millennia Companies purchased the building and began the historic rehabilitation. The project received $5 M in historic tax credits, and had an estimated construction cost of $40 M.

The upper ten floors were converted to approximately 125 apartments. The first-floor was renovated into retail space, while maintaining the historical and interior architectural features. The exterior façade along Euclid and East 6th Street was restored; including the replacement of the flat stone façade installed during a 1950s renovation, with historically accurate profiled limestone elements and windows.

Documentation on the existing structure was not available which required extensive demolition to the existing frame.