Historic Exterior Rehabilitation

421 North Main Street

Winner of a City of Oshkosh Acanthus Award.

Award-winning exterior rehabilitation of an 1870s commercial building located in a National Register Historic District.
The project included design and construction documents for the addition of a period cornice to the building, based on a historic drawing of the building. While it was not economically feasible to recreate the original cornice, it was designed with similar details to the original.

The recreated architectural features were designed using off-the-shelf synthetic molded millwork to keep initial and maintenance costs low. Bricked-in windows on the second floor were opened up, and new wood double-hung windows to match the originals were installed. Window hoods designed similar to the originals were also installed.

Circa 1874

solree crica 1874


solree before


solree after

Project Features

  • Restored / recreated facade
  • Window replacement
  • Rehabilitated storefront
  • Tuck pointing
  • Historic color scheme
  • Awning and signage

Firm’s Involvement

  • Funktion Design Studio’s Rick Schroeder was the Project Manager while working for another architectural firm.
  • Preliminary design documents
  • Presentation to the City of Oshkosh Commercial Rehabilitation review committee
  • City of Oshkosh Commercial Rehabilitation Grant documentation preparation
  • Plans and contract document preparation
  • Construction administration services

Project completed by our principals, prior to Funktion Design Studio, LLC, while employed with previous firms.