Hyde Park is a neighborhood and community on the southside of Chicago that is over 160 years old. It should not come as a surprise that some of the buildings are well over a century old and are in need of some major restorations and renovations. Fortune Restoration has been in the process of restoring Hyde park’s buildings to as close to their origins as possible, Our most recent project, the three-story six-unit condo building on the 5400 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard, built in 1907.
In an interview with the Hyde Park Herald, Tom Fortune, one of the co-founders of Fortune Restoration, states ” the building has not been touched in over 108 years and the porches are beginning to fall down”. The project to restore the porches began in the fall of 2015 and was finished in May of 2016. Our team refinished the cement floors, replaced the brick and steel beams, did the carpentry and installed a new drainage system for residents.
Our team at Fortune Restoration specializes in restoring old, significant historic structures and have worked hard on many residences throughout the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods. Restorations are crucial due to wear and tear of Chicago’s humid summers and bitter winters, as well as old age.
Read the full story here: Hyde Park Herald