March 14, 2016

Proposals sought for interior finishes for the Central School Renovation Project, 103 S. Maple Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Central School 2013The Mount Prospect Historical Society is seeking proposals for the renovation of certain areas of the Central School Building, a historical building located at 103 S. Maple Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois (the “Central School Restoration Project, Phase 2B-3: Interior Finishes” or “Project”). Proposals for the Project must be received in sealed envelopes at the Mount Prospect Historical Society, 101 S. Maple Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois, 60056, not later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016. Envelopes shall be plainly marked, “Sealed Proposal for Central School Restoration Project, Phase 2B-3: Interior Finishes”. Three (3) copies of the proposal must be included when submitted.

The proposal form, drawings and specifications are available in downloadable electronic (.pdf) format via this web site. The same information will be made available on a CD or in print format if requested in advance, and can be obtained by appointment from the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 101 S. Maple Street during business hours, generally 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. It is recommended you phone ahead at (847) 392-9006 to ensure someone will be in the office.

A contractor walk-through of the facility will be conducted by FGM Architects at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016.

The Project scope of work consists generally of the following:

  • General: Partial demolition of selected existing interior components; installation of new building insulation (Note: work to be provided under separate contract by owner’s own forces.)
  • Carpentry: Reinstallation and refinish of salvaged interior components; installation of new interior woodwork and trim; installation of new doors; preparation of interior walls, floor and ceiling surfaces to receive refinishing and/or new finish.
  • Electrical: Installation of new light fixtures.

This is an exciting project for the Society. The Central School building, constructed in 1896 and first moved in 1939, was moved a second time in 2008 to the Society’s Museum Campus to save it from demolition. It underwent some necessary partial restoration in 2009, including a new roof, interior demolition, asbestos removal, and the restoration of the back wall. Interior rough carpentry work was performed in 2013, and the building’s mechanical systems were installed in 2015. The restoration effort is now ready to enter its final stage—interior finishes—before the Central School building can be re-opened to the public.

Questions can be directed to Frank Corry, Board President, at (847) 590-3226, or via email at

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