We are pleased to announce that The Market Block Building at 147 West Market Street in Warren, Ohio has been honored with the Best Commercial Rehabilitation Award by Heritage Ohio. “This award is presented to one or more individuals, tenants or building owners who have completed the best storefront, interior and/or total building improvement project in the State of Ohio based on proper preservation techniques.” (Heritage Ohio)
The historic storefront located at Warren’s Courthouse Square was completely restored by The Chesler Group, Inc. in June 2012 as the new home for The Raymond John Wean Foundation. This renovation conjoined three separate dry goods buildings, originally built in 1868, directly in front of the Trumble County Courthouse. We incorporated a functional yet highly creative layout that allowed for natural light to penetrate the new office and meeting spaces, while meticulously restoring and preserving the historic details of the building.
The restoration included the creation of a 120-person multi-purpose assembly room, known as the Western Reserve Room, to serve the Mahoning Valley as a community meeting space. The basement was converted to a functional garden level and is outfitted as incubator office space for new and/or upcoming non-profit programs. The rehabilitation underscores our commitment to restoring historic buildings in the State of Ohio and its neighborhoods.
The award will be celebrated at Heritage Ohio’s Annual Awards Luncheon on May 23, 2013.
The Market Block Building in Warren, Ohio gets a visit from Chika Aizu and no stone is left unturned in making sure that all systems are running smoothly.
With a smile on her face, Chika dives right in and takes charge.
The Senior Vice President of The Chesler Group gives her personal attention to every detail.
Clients can be sure that only the best will do.
Talent, vision and tenacity hard at work at The Chesler Group.
On July 28, 2011, Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) announced Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Round 6 winners. The Chesler Group was one of the 13 recipients selected this round of the program for its newest project–the Market Block Building. The Chesler Group will restore the building to be new headquarters for the Raymond John Wean Foundation. The Market Block Building is the first project in Trumbull County to receive a tax credit through this program.
On Monday July 25, 2011, The Chesler Group and The Raymond John Wean Foundation broke ground and announced the kickoff of the Market Block Building renovation located at 147 West Market Street. Warren Mayor O’Brien and many other city officials were present for the open house where Gordon B. Wean, Chairman of the foundation, Jeffery M. Glebecki, President of foundation, and Michael Chesler, President of The Chesler Group spoke of the future of the Market Block Building. Formerly the Trumbull County Work Opportunity Center, the future headquarters of The Raymond John Wean Foundation will not only hold the offices of the foundation but also a community meeting room and offices for emerging non-profit organizations. The building will be restored to its post-Civil War Era structure and open to the community by this time next year.
Read more about this event at the media articles listed below.
Redevelopment Corporation looking for next step
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Wean Foundation Presents Building Plans
Youngstown Business Journal
Historic building to get facelift
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Wean Foundation Restoring Downtown Warren Building