Professors Tate, Reeves, and Shepard
DOOR MAINTENANCE REPORT
This report shall look at the doors, frames, and transoms which exist
in Floyd Hall and outline a procedure for the reuse or replacement of each.
There are a total of 86 openings within the building. Of these openings,
13 are completely without doors or doors are partially missing where pairs
are involved. There are 15 door types which-e.x4st and 5 transom types. Frame'
-types are both wood and metal.
The existing doors on the building range in age from the original doors
to doors replaced throughout the life of the building,a--~ei-a4-s-times. Hard-
ware is very much the same; some original, some replaced, and some is new hard-
ware on old doors.
To provide accurate restoration of Floyd Hall )there will be a certain
amount of demolition wh4eh-w-F +-ta-ke-p-Ta.ee- as outlined in 'selective demoli-
tion' of the maintenance report. To assure that the doors are stabilized in
their present condition, it is recommended that they be removed and stored
in a safe place until further design decisions are made for their use.
Upon the storage of these doors, it would be suggested that a detailed
inventory be t-ken-f- eac h-door---T s- P 4w to.-sh. include the following:
A: placement of the door within.: the building when removed.
B: accurate description of size and type.
C: condition of the door when removed and its hardware, ie. original
hardware, replaced, new hardware on old door, etc.
D: recommendation of reuse.
At this time doors should remain stored until ready to use. It is recom-
mended to reuse as many of the original doors as possible,throughout the-in-,
t~rie-ef-tIhe-b1iTd4ing.. There-exists, wo pairqof the original exterior doors,
but it is questionable whether building codes will allow these to be used.
It would be preferable to begin on the first floor of the building reusing
the existing doors and working the way up through the building to the third
floor. Once a point has been reached where the doors are no longer available,
i~-i-s-reeommended to try and match the doors as closely as possible to doors
on the contemporary market. If the pairs of doors in the halls are not re-
placed due to the design schematics it would be preferable to leave the tran-
soms above to accentuate the spatial and light qualities of the building.
The restoration of the existing doors which are preferable for use should
follow the following restoration criteria:
A: thorough stripping and sanding by hand.
B: doors with glass should have the glass scraped and cleaned if the
glass is painted. If glass is broken these lites should be replaced.
Some of the glass is opaque and may not fit into the needs of the
design. If this is the case, the glass should be removed and re-
placed with clear glass.
C: hardware should be checked for workability and it is recommended
that it should be replaced to match the majority of the existing,
working hardware if this is the case.
D: two coats of paint or varnish should be applied to doors upon
sanding, depending on the design specifications.
E: door frames shall be prepared accordingly for the hanging of the
F: transoms should be prepared accordingly to match the doors and
G: doors are ready for hanging.
It-is-s.uggestd.that-a;ay doors which are in good condition and have
been--4~-d~ ded-upn not to be reused.-t tebe sold.
In the event of an Adaptive Use of Floyd Hall ,4ee recommendations
would vary according to 4&e individual programming. The number of doors
will vary depending on the use of the building.