Lee County Bank Building and Cattermole Library

Schickedanz Construction had the privilege of working with the owners of 2 of Fort Madison’s downtown historical buildings to bring them back to their original glory with newly added apartments on the upper floors and commercial space on the first floor. Schickedanz Construction acted as the Construction Manager and General Contractor for this project. We worked closely with the architect to make sure historical features were maintained and that new items blended well. The Lee County Bank building, constructed in 1893, consist of 14 apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors with 4 separate accesses including a new elevator, 2 new stair towers added during the project and the original center grand staircase. The first-floor houses 3 separate commercial spaces and a common elevator lobby for the residential tenants. One of the most noticeable features of the Lee County Bank building is the large magnificent windows. Schickedanz Construction worked with the architect and the window supplier to make sure these windows were a close replicate of the original windows to keep the same historical appearance on the exterior of the building. Cattermole Library now houses 4 apartments on the 2nd floor and commercial offices on the first floor. Schickedanz Construction installed all new oak trim and 8’ oak doors on the first floor to keep the existing historical look throughout while adding new spaces and technology to accommodate any modern office needs. These are 2 “one of a kind” buildings and it was an honor to be a part of these historical remodels in our home town.