La MaMa Theatre

BRCA Contractor
Nicholson & Galloway, Inc.

Project Type
Cast Iron Façade Restoration


New York, NY


La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

Lucy Moses Award

Project Description:
This East Village landmark was originally constructed for a German-American musicians society and since 1969 has housed La MaMa Theater. The structure features cast iron classical ornament and a large metal bracketed cornice and pediment. At almost 150 years old, the façade had fallen into disrepair and Nicholson & Galloway was contracted to perform the following restoration work: paint removal from all cast iron, the removal, reinforcement and reinstallation of cast iron lintels, over 100 cast iron replication and repairs, new 3 coat epoxy paint system on all cast iron, ornate sheetmetal cornice replacement, sheetmetal storefront spandrel fabricated and installation, and minor brick replacement and pinning.