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  • The Cayuga Museum / Auburn, NY

    Architects and Preservation Consultants for EQBA-funded rehabilitation and restoration of the historic 1916 Case Research Laboratory Building, site of pioneering studies integrating sound with movies in the early 20th century, located on the grounds of the National Register-listed Cayuga Museum (1993 - 1994), and rehabilitation and restoration of the Case Research Lab Sound Studio, former carriage house to the Willard Mansion (1996 - 1997). Crawford & Stearns has recently completed contract drawings for the rehabilitation of the Cayuga Museum’s Carriage House for reuse as a small hundred seat theater (2008)..

  • William Seward House / Auburn, NY

    The c.1819 home of former Governor and Senator William H. Seward is a National Historic Landmark and is owned and maintained as a historic house museum by the Foundation Historical Association. Crawford & Stearns has worked with the owners on an ongoing basis since 1995 on several projects including preparation of a conditions assessment report and restoration of multiple 19th century roofs and roof drainage systems at the historic home. Crawford & Stearns subsequently prepared an Historic Structure Report which encompassed three years of research and investigation and provided the Seward House with analysis, documentation, and a comprehensive approach for restoration efforts and multi-period interpretation of the highly complex house as occupied by the Seward Family. In 2007 the deteriorated brownstone front steps were replicated based on physical and photographic research. (1995-2007)

  • Connecticut Landmarks / Hartford, CT

    Preservation Consultants for Moisture Management Study and architectural conservation assessment of nine historic houses including the 18th century Nathan Hale Homestead for the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (2008-2009).

  • The 1890 House / Cortland, NY

    Architects for exterior restoration of 1890 National Register-listed house museum, including masonry and slate roof repair utilizing 1983 Emergency Jobs Bill grant-in-aid funding. (1983 - 1984)

  • Jean Hasbrouck House / New Paltz, NY

    Architects and preservation planners for the restoration planning of the National Historic Landmark 1721 Jean Hasbrouck stone house on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. The oldest of the Huguenot Street stone houses, the Hasbrouck House retains an exceptionally high level of historic integrity to it initial construction date of 1721. Owned by the Huguenot Historical Society sine 1889, the Society hired Crawford & Stearns to prepare a comprehensive Historic Structure Report and documentation for the house. The HSR revisited the historic and physical documentation for the property and has brought together a new understanding of Society’s premier stone house. A preservation plan with recommendations for restoration goals and implementation were included (2002). Architects and preservation consultants for the building and site (2004).

  • Moffatt-Ladd House / Portsmouth, NH

    Architectural conservation assessment for the National Register-listed Georgian-style c. 1763 Moffatt-Ladd House owned and maintained as an historic house museum by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire. Concurrent collections assessment services were provided by conservation consultant Marc Williams of the American Conservation Consortium, Ltd. / Fremont, NH (1998). In 2000 a CAP report, funded by Heritage Preservation under the Conservation Assessment Program, was prepared by Randall T. Crawford. In 2002 Crawford & Stearns completed measured plans for the house and began work on the architectural component of an Historic Structure Report as well as a Water Control Study, the latter funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Since then recommended water control measures have been implemented in stages and Dr. Ward has continued to develop the history component of the Historic Structure Report with ongoing support from Crawford & Stearns. Ongoing architectural and preservation services (1999-ongoing).

  • Onondaga Historical Association Museum / Syracuse, NY

    Architects for additions and alterations to the Onondaga Historical Association Museum including renovation of the lobby and gift shop, Second Floor exhibition space, and a new elevator (1996). Consulting services relating to design options for an accessible entrance (1998). Architects for renovation of the Third Floor for relocation of the research collections and library (1998). Architects for renovation of the Second Floor West Gallery (1999). Architects and preservation consultants for First Floor storefront window replications and restoration of upper level windows (2010-11).

  • Wentworth Coolidge Mansion / Portsmouth, NH

    Architectural conservation assessment for the National Register-listed c 1750 Wentworth Coolidge Mansion Historic Site. The house is owned by the State of New Hampshire and managed by the Wentworth-Coolidge Commission as a historic house museum. In 2001, Crawford & Stearns was retained to prepare an architectural assessment report to assess physical conditions, previous and proposed renovation work, and conditions which may be contributing to the building’s deterioration. This report, funded under Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) administered by the Institute of Library and Museum Services.

  • The Cayuga Museum / Auburn, NY

    Architects and Preservation Consultants for EQBA-funded rehabilitation and restoration of the historic 1916 Case Research Laboratory Building, site of pioneering studies integrating sound with movies in the early 20th century, located on the grounds of the National Register-listed Cayuga Museum (1993 - 1994), and rehabilitation and restoration of the Case Research Lab Sound Studio, former carriage house to the Willard Mansion (1996 - 1997). Crawford & Stearns has recently completed contract drawings for the rehabilitation of the Cayuga Museum’s Carriage House for reuse as a small hundred seat theater (2008)..

  • William Seward House / Auburn, NY

    The c.1819 home of former Governor and Senator William H. Seward is a National Historic Landmark and is owned and maintained as a historic house museum by the Foundation Historical Association. Crawford & Stearns has worked with the owners on an ongoing basis since 1995 on several projects including preparation of a conditions assessment report and restoration of multiple 19th century roofs and roof drainage systems at the historic home. Crawford & Stearns subsequently prepared an Historic Structure Report which encompassed three years of research and investigation and provided the Seward House with analysis, documentation, and a comprehensive approach for restoration efforts and multi-period interpretation of the highly complex house as occupied by the Seward Family. In 2007 the deteriorated brownstone front steps were replicated based on physical and photographic research. (1995-2007)

  • Connecticut Landmarks / Hartford, CT

    Preservation Consultants for Moisture Management Study and architectural conservation assessment of nine historic houses including the 18th century Nathan Hale Homestead for the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (2008-2009).

  • The 1890 House / Cortland, NY

    Architects for exterior restoration of 1890 National Register-listed house museum, including masonry and slate roof repair utilizing 1983 Emergency Jobs Bill grant-in-aid funding. (1983 - 1984)

  • Jean Hasbrouck House / New Paltz, NY

    Architects and preservation planners for the restoration planning of the National Historic Landmark 1721 Jean Hasbrouck stone house on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. The oldest of the Huguenot Street stone houses, the Hasbrouck House retains an exceptionally high level of historic integrity to it initial construction date of 1721. Owned by the Huguenot Historical Society sine 1889, the Society hired Crawford & Stearns to prepare a comprehensive Historic Structure Report and documentation for the house. The HSR revisited the historic and physical documentation for the property and has brought together a new understanding of Society’s premier stone house. A preservation plan with recommendations for restoration goals and implementation were included (2002). Architects and preservation consultants for the building and site (2004).

  • Moffatt-Ladd House / Portsmouth, NH

    Architectural conservation assessment for the National Register-listed Georgian-style c. 1763 Moffatt-Ladd House owned and maintained as an historic house museum by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire. Concurrent collections assessment services were provided by conservation consultant Marc Williams of the American Conservation Consortium, Ltd. / Fremont, NH (1998). In 2000 a CAP report, funded by Heritage Preservation under the Conservation Assessment Program, was prepared by Randall T. Crawford. In 2002 Crawford & Stearns completed measured plans for the house and began work on the architectural component of an Historic Structure Report as well as a Water Control Study, the latter funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Since then recommended water control measures have been implemented in stages and Dr. Ward has continued to develop the history component of the Historic Structure Report with ongoing support from Crawford & Stearns. Ongoing architectural and preservation services (1999-ongoing).

  • Onondaga Historical Association Museum / Syracuse, NY

    Architects for additions and alterations to the Onondaga Historical Association Museum including renovation of the lobby and gift shop, Second Floor exhibition space, and a new elevator (1996). Consulting services relating to design options for an accessible entrance (1998). Architects for renovation of the Third Floor for relocation of the research collections and library (1998). Architects for renovation of the Second Floor West Gallery (1999). Architects and preservation consultants for First Floor storefront window replications and restoration of upper level windows (2010-11).

  • Wentworth Coolidge Mansion / Portsmouth, NH

    Architectural conservation assessment for the National Register-listed c 1750 Wentworth Coolidge Mansion Historic Site. The house is owned by the State of New Hampshire and managed by the Wentworth-Coolidge Commission as a historic house museum. In 2001, Crawford & Stearns was retained to prepare an architectural assessment report to assess physical conditions, previous and proposed renovation work, and conditions which may be contributing to the building’s deterioration. This report, funded under Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) administered by the Institute of Library and Museum Services.


Crawford & Stearns has provided architectural design, planning, and historic preservation consultant services relating to the restoration, preservation, or adaptive reuse of numerous museums and historic sites including the above selections.  Please select a thumbnail image to enlarge photo and see a brief description of the project.