Sherman Building

The Sherman Machine and Iron Works Building project was designed and constructed to meet the Secretary of the Interior's (SOI) Standards for Rehabilitation for a Certified Preservation Tax Incentives project. Located in the Bricktown entertainment district of Oklahoma City, the property evolved toward the east with the construction of a 2-story office, sales, product display, and warehouse building in 1928.

It originally was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Red Brick Warehouses of Oklahoma thematic nomination. Standley Systems purchased the building with plans to rehabilitate it as their Oklahoma City headquarters. The finished project included the complete refurbishment of existing industrial, cold-rolled steel windows which were retrofitted with new insulated glazing. The early day wood, interior storm windows, the original  luxurious wood floor, and the fireplace in the second-story office area all were retained and refurbished.

The exterior brickwork was repointed in a manner consistent with the SOI Preservation Brief #2, "Repointing Mortar Joints Historic Masonry Buildings,” one of 50 such publications by the National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services branch, with expert guidance and sleuthing pointers for working with historic materials and buildings. Preservation and Design Studio consistently recommends these articles to historic building owners and clients.

LOCATION: Oklahoma City, OK

STATUS: Completed

CLIENT: Standley Systems LLC