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Preserving the Magnificent

!!  Create a Legacy  !!

Richardson Romanesque IV


Romanesque IV


 $  2,450,000


McLaughlin, James W.   (Cincinnati, 1834-1923)

Built for the founder of a major department store chain.


ResErections, Inc. specializes in documenting, marketing and disassembling architecturally unique 19th century stone mansions that can be reconstructed on sites where the investment results in the creation of new real estate wealth.  Buyers save an endangered  magnificent mansion from demolition - and create a marvelous new residence.


Recent developments in Laser Imaging and Measurement and AutoCad and BIM - (building information modeling) architectural software and RFID item tagging (radio frequency identification) has made the difficult task of disassembly, relocation, and accurate reconstruction of buildings practical.  We know how to keep track of the thousands of pieces in a fashion that allows their restoration in their original position with precision, and how to remove, package, transport, and deliver each at the time reinstalled.


ResErections collaborates with local architects and tradesmen at both the source and destination of the buildings. We do not rebuild because we have no control over what the new owner and architect want to do. We build the supply chain between the seller and the buyer of reputable professional firms. We document the structure, supervise on-site work standards, and package and ship the recovered components. We are experts in material handling and logistics. We recover everything that will not crumble when touched.


We are only interested in completely moving majestic buildings.  Buildings whose value will increase 20-40 times by relocation to suitable vibrant communities.  We create a great deal for the buyers, the sellers, the doers, and the public, turning American wealth into Americans at work.


James W. McLaughlin was one of the most important American architects during the second half of the nineteenth century. With his contemporary Samuel Hannaford, McLaughlin dominated Midwest architectural scene until the turn of the century. Between them, they split major establishment governmental, institutional, commercial, and residential commissions. McLaughlin gave definitive form to the numerous cultural and public institutions developed during this highpoint of prosperity, creativity, and influence. McLaughlin had a distinctive stylistic personality, and was innovative structurally and functionally.




McLaughlin's designs were recognized as a functional and structural model for its day. His designs  reflect his bold approach to conventional styles. He was also responsible for designing several of the earliest "skyscrapers" among many commercial structures throughout his long career. McLaughlin gave a handsome personal twist to the design of virtually every building he was responsible for, but his best and most characteristic surviving works are in his version of the Richardson Romanesque style stripped to its most basic geometric forms, with minimal ornament demonstrating an innovative approach to materials, particularly cast-iron and architectural terracotta.


McLaughlin also designed many other commercial, institutional, educational, religious, transportation buildings, and residences,  He was prominent for over 50 years as one of the most skillful American architects.


There will be substantial work for the buyer's architects at both the current location and future site.  ResErections will collaborate on the disassembly methods, and integrate LIDAR, RFID, and other digital information into AutoCAD and BIM software systems.





















It is much larger than ground level photos can convey




The house today ... overgrown and neighborhood trash. 

Too reproachful a jewel to leave in a ruined landscape.




ReLocating Mansions is Practical - The Kemper Castle has been ResErected !


The Kemper house was rebuilt in the hill country outside Austin.  It has two towers and a 50 mile view of the Blanco River valley.   Location confidential - house cannot be seen from the road.



1830 American Folk house ... Moved 105 miles



Moving this house will create at least 30 man years of American work for design, construction, and transportation professionals.   Turning American wealth into Americans at work.


There will be substantial work for the buyer's architects at both the current location and future site.  ResErections will collaborate on the disassembly methods, and integrate LIDAR, RFID, and other digital information into AutoCAD and BIM software systems.  ResErections will ship and inventory all building components and deliver them to contractors on a just-in-time basis during reconstruction.  


We only work on mansions that are endangered with deterioration and demolition. With professional disassembly, these houses can be reconstructed accurately.  We exhaustively laser scan the building for precise measurements, and use RFID item tagging for inventory management.  Every stone and recoverable stick would be replaced in its original position.




Gregory P. Luth, Ph.D., S.E., SECB ... GPLA Structural Engineers & Builders.  "ResErections saves 19th and early 20th century stone mansions using modern laser scanning and BIM technologies to facilitate deconstruction and reconstruction, moving these magnificent edifices out of now-decrepit surroundings to sites where their grandeur is an asset. 


ResErections utilizes creative destruction to save some of our doomed historical architectural heritage, fostering a rebirth of craftsmanship and mobilizing demand to create a new market.  If one were to design one of these houses from scratch, the wonderful stone would be unavailable or cost prohibitive.


With HD BIM process, combined with laser scanning, deconstruction and logistics, these structures can be rebuilt anywhere in the country, including high seismic areas.  Technologies such as base isolation and fused shock absorbers make these virtually earthquake proof, able to survive great earthquakes with minor structural damage. 


But that isn’t the best part.  Using modern gravity structures, we can replace the interior bearing wall and wood floors with long spans that would enable modern open floor plans inside the classic stone facade."



All of the recoverable original house materials are saved and reused.  Since 95 % of the materials required during facade reconstruction is included in the delivered price, the cost of new materials for the reconstructed house will be far less than a house built from scratch with new materials.  Many of the components of the house are unique, and cannot be reproduced with modern materials and techniques.  Houses constructed in this manner will be environmentally superior, and qualify for the US Green Building Council's superior LEED standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).  Not only will the new building meet strict environmental requirements, but will save the resources that would be spent creating a modern McMansion of the same size.


It costs several million to move a mansion.  This investment is immediately rewarded with a real estate property worth more than the money spent, so the actual cost is zero.  Paper money becomes tangible real estate that has already lasted 125 years  ... And last for another five generations with care.   We guarantee another 200 years or your money back !!



ResErections has other American Castles to relocate  -  click images.

    Georgian Revival - Privately Available











How ResErections got into this business ... 



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