Allen County Museum Phase II

Project Details

Construction Start Date:
June 2009
Completion Date:
May 2010
Construction Cost:
Construction Type:
Construction Manager

Project Contacts


Allen County Museum
620 W. Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45801
Tel: 419-222-9426, Contact: Pat Smith, Director


Poggemeyer Design Group
1168 N. Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Tel: 419-260-8779, Contact: Scott Heacock

Construction Manager.:

Touchstone CPM
Tel: 419-228-7272, Project Mgr.: Chris Moore

Project Scope

Phase II added an additional 15,000 SF to the Museum facility, divided between the lower and main levels. It expands the museum on its east side and joins the previously constructed Phase I on its southern side, extending the building addition toward Market Street along Metcalf Street. The new addition provides ample exhibit space, including: Railroad Exhibition Gallery, Changing Exhibit Gallery, and a Business, Industry and Manufacturing Gallery. The project also required close and careful coordination as a 50-ton Shay locomotive was placed inside the addition during construction of the building, prior to the roof being set. Special attention was required to protect this iconic display while the building was built around the locomotive.

An impressive 2-story curved glass curtain wall facade is the primary feature of the structure. Behind it included the construction of numerous museum displays such as a period correct blacksmith area, canteen, and service station.


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Contact Us

880 Shawnee Road
Lima, Ohio 45805

Phone: (419) 228-7272
Fax: (419) 222-5559