Lloyd House

Wood Window Replication | Prismatic Glass Replication | Aluminum Storefront and Doors

Historical Background

The Lloyd House was formerly the Lloyd’s Department Store store built in 1926 on the Menominee waterfront in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. The department store was built by Menominee millionaire inventor, industrialist Marshall Burns Lloyd. It was known as “The Wonder Store,” filled with European goods and products to rival stores in major cities. It also included The Lloyd Theater, one of the first movie theaters north of Chicago to show “talkies.” The store operated until 1946, when the building was converted to the manufacturing of fish netting and twine, which was shut down in 2006. The Woda Group bought it in 2011 and planned and completed its restoration/renovation into apartments. The project used Federal Historic Tax Credits to help fund the 95-year-old building reconstruction. The Lloyd House won the State of Michigan Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation.

BlackBerry's Role

  • Provided Historic Window Site Review to assist in Federal Tax Credit approval, as well as preliminary design and budget pricing.
  • Worked with Peerless, the selected window manufacturer, to create a custom-designed window product to meet SHPO and NPS guidelines and approval.
  • Historically replicated and installed windows for 94 openings, approximately 11,500 sq. ft., that matched the original design profiles and dimensions.
  • Fully restored over 750 sq. ft. of prismatic glass transom, as well as storefront and entrances.

Current Use

The estimated cost of the project is $11.1 million dollars and has been awarded the Enterprise Green Communities Certification. The building exceeds the ASHRAE energy efficiency goal of 33%. Contributing to this rating is the Peerless energy efficient thermally broken aluminum 4150 Single Hung and 1800 Projected Series windows. The building now provides 44 sustainably designed affordable apartment homes and on-site offices for a health provider serving the residents and the community.

Project Team

  • Owner: The Woda Group
  • Architect: Hooker DeJong Architects & Engineers
  • Construction Manager: The Woda Group
  • Completed 2015

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