Formerly Sourlis-Algozine Masonry Restoration, Inc


Project List

CHICAGO WATER TOWER - CHICAGO, IL (1997- 1998)
Chicago Landmark Building
The Water Tower monument is the symbol of Chicago. This structure was built from Joliet limestone over one hundred and thirty years ago. The exterior restoration began with a low pressure water cleaning. The joints were ground out to a depth of 1" and repointed to match original. Several areas of stone were rebuilt and hundreds of patches were installed using Jahn Restoration mortar. A stone strengthener was applied followed by a water repellent. The weather and the Holiday season dictated an aggressive schedule which was achieved by an excellent team effort.
Owner - City of Chicago
Architect - Bill Latoza - Bauer Latoza Studio (312) 986-1000
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto


CHICAGO AVENUE PUMPING STATION - CHICAGO, IL (2002-2003)
Chicago Landmark Building
Directly across Michigan Avenue from the Water Tower, the Pumping station was built at the same time using the same Joliet Limestone. The exterior restoration began with a low pressure water cleaning. The joints were ground out to a depth of 1" and repointed to match original. Many areas of stone were rebuilt and large sections were reconstructed using Jahn Restoration mortar. A stone strengthener was applied followed by a water repellent.
Owner - City of Chicago
Architect - Bill Latoza - Bauer Latoza Studio (312) 986-1000
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto



THE MANHATTAN BUILDING - CHICAGO, IL (2002-2005)
Chicago Landmark Building
One of the first steel frame buildings in Chicago required extensive rebuilding. Most of the steel lintels have been replaced and the entire roof structure of all the bays were dismantled and rebuilt, including new framing and lead coated copper roof. The outer skin of masonry on the upper six floors on the north and south were dismantled and relayed. 100% of the mortar joints have been ground out and repointed. Hundreds of new terra cotta pieces have been replaced. Sections of parapets have been rebuilt and new window frame cladding was installed through out. There were many problems during the repair project because The Manhattan was an early attempt at steel frame construction. During the late 1800's little was known about this type of construction, so many details were altered as construction proceeded. We encountered a wide range of steel and masonry details that required many modifications. Coordination and communication with residences is essential to the success of this massive restoration project.
Owner - Manhattan Condominium Association
Architect - Bill Latoza - Bauer Latoza Studio (312) 986-1000
Job Foreman - Dan Lamphier



VISTA HOMES 5830-44 SOUTH STONEY ISLAND – CHICAGO, IL – (2005-2006)
A prominent brick and terra cotta building on Chicago’s south side. A thorough restoration plan included, replacing many shelf angles, rebuilding large sections of parapet, replacing and repairing terra cotta, rebuilding terra cotta window heads, painting and caulking of window frames, and limestone repairs
Owner – Vista Homes Building Corporation
Managed by – Marvin Brushman, Parcker-Holsman (773)-493-2525
Architect – Ed Torrez, Bauer-Latoza Studio (312)-567-1000
Job Foremen – Jesse Soto


CULTURAL CENTER, CHICAGO, IL – (2005-2006)
Chicago Landmark Building
After a complete inspection of the entire exterior, several areas were repaired. Limestone Dutchmen & patches were completed, along with tuckpointing, rebuilding of damaged parapet walls and caulking of window frames.
Owner – City of Chicago, Department of General Services
Architect – Bill Latoza – Bauer Latoza Studio (312-567-1000)
Job Foreman – Jesse Soto



SCHWEEPE BUILDING 1500 S. INDIANA ST - CHICAGO, IL - (2001-2005)
This large residential building has been involved in an extensive multi-phased exterior restoration, including 100% grind and point, and major rebuilding of both brick and terra cotta sections. This project will be complete in November of 2005,
Owner - Saint Lukes Dividend Housing Association
Managed by - Mike Levine, Leasing and Management (773)-286-5400
Engineer - Andrew Krauklis, Crest Engineering (630)-990-9595
Job Foremen – Ramon Soto



JACKSON TOWERS CONDOMINIUM, 5555 S. EVERETT - CHICAGO, IL - (2002-2005)
A complete restoration of this brick and terra cotta building, which is one of Hyde Parks treasures. The restoration includes 100% grinding and pointing of mortar joints, brick rebuilding, steel angle replacement and extensive terra cotta replacement, painting window frames as well as 100% caulking of window perimeters and painting.
Owner - Jackson Towers Condominium Association
Managed – Victor Galati, Wolin-Levin Inc, (773) 684-6300
Architect - Ken Kellermeyer, Kellermeyer Godfryt Hart, P.C. (773) 714-0033
Job Foremen - Dick Jameson & Scott Kleckner



OLD ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH - CHICAGO, IL (1993 - 2004)
Chicago Landmark Building
Old St. Patrick's Church is one of the oldest churches in Chicago and one of the most prominent of "Chicago's Historic Landmark" buildings. This project consisted of 100% grinding, tuckpointing, rebuilding of intricate and decorative brick parapets and replacement of key decorative stones. We have recently completed our fourth phase of the exterior restoration.
Architect - Booth Hansen
General Contractor - Greg Mulac - Turner Construction, SPD (312) 704-0770
Facility Manager - Chuck Vasquez (312)-831-9357
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto


CHESS RECORDS - 2120 S MICHIGAN AVE – CHICAGO, IL (1997)
Chicago Landmark Building
A great example of a wonderfully detailed terra cotta store front building with rich history in Chicago music. Terra cotta parapets were dismantled and rebuilt, terra cotta repair and patches, along with tuckpointing.
Owner - City of Chicago
Architect - Bill Latoza - Bauer Latoza Studio (312) 986-1000
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto



LAKE VISTA, 1440 S. INDIANA ST - CHICAGO, IL - (1998-2004)
This residential building has under taken an extensive multi-phased exterior restoration, including 100% grind and point, and major rebuilding of both brick and terra cotta sections. This project will be complete in November of 2004,
Owner - Saint Lukes Dividend Housing Association
Managed - Mike Levine, Leasing and Management (773)-286-5400
Engineer - Andrew Krauklis, Crest Engineering (630)-990-9595
Job Foremen - Russ Jensen



HUMBOLDT PARK BOAT HOUSE - CHICAGO, IL - (2001-2002)
Chicago Landmark Building
The boat house restoration was very extensive. Many areas of brick were rebuilt, and new replacement cast stone pieces were made and installed. Great efforts went into matching the original materials.
Owner - Chicago Parks Department - Representative, Ellen Sargent (312)-742-4651
General Contractor - Pacific Construction Services (773)-866-1616
Architect - Bauer-Latoza Studio (312-986-1000
Job Foremen - Russ Jensen



OVERTON HYGENIC BUILDING, 3641 SOUTH STATE - CHICAGO,IL - (2000-2002)
Chicago Landmark Building
A landmarks building located in the Bronzville section on the south side of Chicago. An extensive restoration program was undertaken, including terra cotta replacement, brick rebuild and 100% tuckpointing.
Owner - Midsouth Development
Architect - Bauer-Latoza Studio, Ed Torrez (312)-986-1000
Job Foremen - Dan Lamphier



NEW REGAL THEATER,1655 EAST 79TH STREET - CHICAGO, IL (1998, 2003)
Chicago Landmark Building
This landmark theater just off of South Stony Island had the terra cotta dome completely rebuilt, along with misc. terra cotta and brick repairs.
Owner - New Regal Theater (773)-721-9301
Architect - Bauer-Latoza Studio (312)-986-1000
Job Foremen - Jesse Soto



STEVENS BUILDING, 17 NORTH STATE - CHICAGO, IL - (2000-2002)
Selective removal of very large decorative terra cotta elements. Various masonry repairs, including, parapet rebuild, tuckpointing, brick rebuild and shelf angle & lintel replacement.
Owner / Managed - Marc Reality
Engineer / Consultant - Scott Nacheman, LZA Technology (312)-596-2000
Job Foremen - Dan Lamphier



THE BREWSTER CONDOMINIUM - CHICAGO, IL (1996-1997)
Chicago Landmark Building
A landmark building located at the corner of Diversey and Pine Grove. The exterior restoration includes 100% tuckpointing of the jasper stone and caulking of window perimeters. The beaded joint treatment that has been performed on the first two floors is an excellent example of the detailed craftsmanship required to restore one of Chicago's architectural treasures.
Owner - The Brewster Condominium Association
Architect - Mark Danielson / Phil Renouf - Klein and Hoffman (312)251-1900
Building Manager - Michelle Cohen - Wolin-Levin (312) 335-1950
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto



SANTA FE BUILDING - CHICAGO, IL (1998-2000)
Chicago Landmark Building
Restoration of this Michigan Avenue terra cotta landmark building has included all aspects of terra cotta restoration: rebuilding window heads, replacement of damaged terra cotta pieces, patching and tuckpointing.
Managed - U.S. Equities Realty, LLC as agent
Engineer - Phil Renouf - Klein and Hoffman Inc. (312) 251-1900
Job Foreman - Dan Lamphier



THE ROOKERY BUILDING - CHICAGO, IL (1989 - 1991)
Chicago Landmark Building
We performed terra cotta repair and replacement, cleaning, caulking, tuckpointing and parapet wall reconstruction. The project spanned two seasons and required constant supervision due to continuous changes in the scope of work.
Owner - Tom Baldwin
Architect - Carl Groesbeck - President/Mainstream Dev . (312) 787-6186
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto



GOLDBLATTS BUILDING - CHICAGO, IL (1998-1999)
Chicago Landmark Building
The entire north terra cotta parapet wall was rebuilt. Also, the terra cotta window heads were rebuilt including the installation of all new steel lintels with a "J" hook assembly and many new terra cotta pieces. Other repairs included extensive tuckpointing, brick reconstruction and restoration cleaning of the entire building.
Owner - City of Chicago
Architect - Holabird & Root (312) 726-5960
General Contractor - George Sollitt Construction Company (630) 860-7333
Job Foreman - Ramon Soto



THE GLESSNER HOUSE - CHICAGO, IL (1984)
Chicago Landmark Building
We completely restored the exterior granite facades by grinding out all mortar joints to a depth of 2". We then performed a preliminary tuckpointing to within 1/2" of the surface and then cleaned the granite with two applications of a pre-wash/after-wash system. Finally, we tuckpointed 100% of the mortar joints with a pink beaded joint in an unusual shape which required the fabrication of special beading tools.
Owner - Chicago Architecture Foundation
Architect - John Vinci - Office of John Vinci, Inc. (312) 733-7744
Job Foreman - Jesse Soto



THE TREMONT HOTEL - CHICAGO, IL (1998-1999) (2005-2006)
Restoration of this elegant brick and terra cotta hotel included: tuckpointing, caulking window frames, parapet wall rebuilding, steel lintel replacement, and terra cotta repairs.
Owner - Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Representative - Steve Browder (602) 852-3900
Engineer - Chris Kloiber - LAW Engineering and Envirnmental Services Inc. (630) 773-1070
Job Foreman - Russ Jensen


1448 NORTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE - CHICAGO, IL (1995-1997)
We have completed three years of restoration work on the 1920's brick and limestone nineteen story condominium. This project consists of 100% tuckpointing with specific areas of shelf angle replacement, lintel replacement, brick reconstruction, caulking window perimeters, limestone replacement and masonry cleaning.
Owner - 1448 North Lake Shore Drive Condominium Association
Architect - Howard Lafin - Kellermeyer Godfryt Hart (773) 714-0033
Building Manager - Ted Johnson - Sudler and Company (312) 751-0900
Job Foreman - Paul Smith

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