Historic City Hall gets new Roof Tiles

Atascadero City Administration Building will be getting new and refurbished tiles for the earthquake damaged dome. The 2003 the Simeon earthquake severely damaged the historic building.

Monday workers began reinstalling roof tiles on the upper dome. As part of the restoration, all of the tiles were removed from the dome. Broken and damaged tiles were discarded, some tiles were repaired and approximately 3,000 new tiles were built for the project and 5,800 old tiles will be used.

Historian Verifies Consistency

Dan Huff, Bernards Construction Superintendent said the new tiles were designed to be indistinguishable from the old ones.

The project is expected to take 6 weeks to complete. Huff intends to keep the roofing crew small for safety and quality. While waiting for the tiles, the roofers made heavy duty structural additions to the dome.

The building was built in 1918 by Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis and later sold to Frank Moran in 1927 and turned into a junior college.

Repairs to the building will cost approximately $42 million. Just short of half of that will be paid by the federal government and the city will pay for the rest. You can follow along with the process at www.atascadero.org scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the building.

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