Originally built in 1906, the historic Eagles Theatre in Wabash, Indiana, underwent an extensive renovation completed in 2020. With the help of krM Architecture and teams from R.E. Dimond and Associations, the Theatre benefited from several improvements:
- An additional movie screen
- Rentable entertainment space
- A full commercial kitchen
- Classrooms and educational programming space
Modernizing systems without sacrificing character or historic value
R.E. Dimond and Associates provided expertise in preserving the historic status and character of the building. Our strategy included the replacement of several old, outdated, or energy-hogging systems like:
- A residential-grade gas-fired furnace
- Abandoned steam boilers
- Old or inefficient window air cooling units
Our teams modernized the HVAC system with AHU and fan coil units. Our Technology and Plumbing design teams helped update the building’s lighting, electrical service, plumbing, fire alarm, and fire suppression systems.
The top-to-bottom transformation of the historic theater won Indiana Landmarks’ 2022 Cook Cup award for outstanding restoration.