Chester Waterside Station (Rivertown)
Suzanna Barucco, Principal, sbk + partners, LLC, provided historic preservation consulting services for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Chester Waterside Station of the Philadelphia Electric Company, a coal-fired electrical power plant built in 1916. The former station was adaptively reused as a multi-tenant office building, now called Rivertown.
Suzanna provided comprehensive services including historical research and physical investigation to document the building’s history and identify character-defining features to be restored as part of the rehabilitation project. She consulted with the building developer, architects, tenants and contractors on the interpretation and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings and shepherded the project through extensive reviews by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service and approval for the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit.
Suzanna also consulted on exterior restoration of this concrete, limestone and brick building.