Facilities Management

Sherman Hall Cupola Restoration

WIU Project Manager Ted N. Renner
Project Scope Renovate and restore the cupola on Sherman Hall  
External Vendors Architect: Hurst Rosche Engineers, Inc. General Contractor: Chat LTD.
Total Project Cost Approximately $200,000
Projected Completion Date October 23, 2015

Project Description

This project involves the replacement of select roof components on the cupola; lead paint abatement; a complete re-coating and re-painting; select repair to existing metal; and a replacement of the columns, column bases, and column capitals. The new columns, bases, and capitals will be made of a composite resin as opposed to wood. This material is approved by Illinois Historic Preservation Association (IHPA). It requires less maintenance and it will last longer than wood, which was previously used on the cupola. This project is expected to begin the week of June 22, and should be complete before the start of the school this fall.


The scaffolding is being taken down and should be complete by Friday, December 18, 2015.    


Sherman Cupola June 24, 2015 June 24, 2015 Cupola workers on June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 July 1, 2015 Crane at Sherman Hall on July 1, 2015 Wrapping the cupola - July 7, 2015 July 10, 2015 July 10, 2015 The very top July 30, 2015 Finishing touches on cupola - August 20 August 20, 2015 September 14, 2015 October 23, 2015 New columns New bases Prepping columns Placing columns New Column November 11, 2015 acroteria December 15, 2015 Scaffolding coming down Cupola finished