Last Updated: 10/04/2023

Latest Update

October 04, 2023
The work is complete!  Please visit the project Flickr page, at this LINK to see all before, during and after photos.

Garver Completed SdieGarver Completed Rear

Project Overview

Remove 100% of existing mortar and repoint using historically appropriate mortar type and profile at the Garver Office (Olbrich Cottage), a locally designated landmark that is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Remove unused metal anchors and remove and replace damaged brick with historically appropriate materials.

July 05, 2023 update: B&B Restoration has finished the repointing work except for the sill replacement which will occur in the coming weeks. The mortar used for the repointing matches the mortar that was used on the Garver Feed Mill Building. Matching the mortar color and texture allows the buildings to have the appropriate historic appearance and to maintain their visual connection as the main mill building and the mill building’s front office. Mortar color is a small, but important detail to preserve the history of these designated landmark buildings.

Project Schedule

City User Agency: City of Madison Parks
Planning and Design: In Process
1st Advertisement of Bid: June 03, 2022 Available on DemandStar and VendorNet
Pre-Bid Site/Bldg Tour: June 09, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. at the project site, 3267 Garver Green, Madison, WI
Bid Due Date: June 23, 2022

Construction Start Date: As early as April 01, 2023
Expected Completion Date: Within (3) months of project start or November 30, 2023

"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with the RFB documents"

Progress Photos - May 30, 2023 (More photos can be found on the project Flickr page, at this LINK)

Garver Exterior Progress Closeup
Removing existing mortar and repointing using historically appropriate mortar type and profile


Masonry detail at windows

Existing Project:

Garver Olbrich Cottage Front
Garver Office/Olbrich Cottage - Front Exterior
Garver Olbrich Cottage Rear
Garver Office/Olbrich Cottage - Rear/Side Exterior
Garver Olbrich Cottage Existing Masonry Conditions
Existing Masonry Conditions
Garver Olbrich Cottage Existing Masonry 2
Existing Masonry Conditions