City of Philadelphia

Happy Hollow and Morris Estate | philadelphia, pa

 
 
 

Meliora Design is part of a team responsible to evaluate and repair the Happy Hollow Recreation Center and the Morris Estate Recreation Center. The Happy Hollow Recreation Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Happy Hollow site was built circa 1911 and is currently being used as a multi-use recreation center, and playground. Meliora performed a structural assessment of the existing building and roof as well as an assessment of the basketball court annex building. We provided structural input to the overall Assessment report were we provided our findings, a prioritized list of required Structural repairs and cost estimates. As the project moves forward we will provide structural designs for all repairs required (repairs to brick masonry walls, lintels, rafter framing).

The Morris Estate Recreation Center was given to the City of Philadelphia in the early twentieth century. The former mansion also serves as a cultural center as well. Meliora performed a structural assessment of the existing building and roof. The roof will be replaced. The structure suffers from numerous deficiencies, most of them caused by poor roof drainage and modifications made many years ago as we noted in our structural assessment report. We also provided a prioritized list of required Structural repairs and cost estimates. As the project moves forward we will provide structural designs for all repairs required (repairs to brick masonry walls, lintels, rafter framing).