Sunset Club Restoration
VanWell Masonry had the honor of restoring part of the historic Sunset Club on First Hill in Seattle, WA. This private women’s club in Georgian style architecture was completed in 1915. To restore the building for its centennial, we removed 5 feet of dirt next to the exterior, and waterproofed the masonry. The joints on the East, North, and South entry return were ground out, then repointed – removing and replacing the original shutters to do so. We installed a chimney strap and tie back to ensure stability for many more years to come.