Anderson Arts Center

Kenosha, WI

The historic preservation and restoration of the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha Wisconsin, 40 miles south of Milwaukee, was completed by Renaissance in 2019.

Work Included

  • Complete Restoration; roofing and architectural sheet metal
  • materials used; clay tile and copper


Renaissance was contacted to properly restore the damage to this historic estate caused by the brutal Lake Michigan and Kenosha, Wisconsin weather.


The restoration processes involved the meticulous removal of the 30,000 pieces of Ludowici-Celadon Brittany Style Shingle tiles. Each special trim tile was numbered and cataloged so it would be reinstalled in the exact location from where it was removed.

The copper work on the building was also painstakingly replicated employing  historically accurate installation


techniques. The 480 linear feet of multi-component, ledge, shell, and liner copper gutters were replaced as well as the 300 linear feet of copper downspouts. The 26 existing flat seam copper dormers were duplicated to match the original details. Additionally, 1100 square feet of low sloped, fully soldered 20oz. copper, flat seam roofing was installed including custom perimeter metal detailing. 


The restoration was part of a $4.3 million preservation and modernization project funded by the city and county of Kenosha, reopening to the public in February of 2020.