Historic Projects

Historic renovation projects

Expect the unexpected. That phrase is particularly relevant during renovation of a historic building. Miles Construction has the skills to meet unexpected challenges head-on with creative solutions. And through the solid relationships we've built throughout the construction process, we’re able to quickly get past the surprises of a historic renovation without sidetracking a project.

Comstock History Center

The Comstock History Center is a state-owned history and research center, where the famed Virginia and Truckee Railroad’s 19th century operations focused. The idea of such a center had been discussed by state officials for several years and was approved by the 2003 Legislature in its capital improvement budget. The center houses a restored V&T engine, space for exhibits, research and storage for artifacts uncovered in Comstock excavations. It has a two-story building for exhibit and storage space and will house the Comstock Historic District Commission’s offices. The building utilized both wood and structural steel as the primary construction methods. Concrete floors were used for durability and stained making them pleasing to look at. Clear wood paneling was used giving the structure an authentic feel appropriate to the old west. The roofing material is corrugated metal similar to the metal roofing used in the old west as well. The doors the locomotive sits behind are replicas of the doors that were used on the former V&T shops in Carson City.

Farmers Bank

Miles Construction performed an extensive remodel of the Farmer’s Bank Building in Minden, Nevada for Bently Enterprises. The Farmer’s Bank Building is an unreinforced masonry structure that was constructed in the early 1900’s. An extensive structural upgrade including the addition of a mezzanine level was completed while retaining the original exterior masonry walls and the gold leaf ceiling over the bank lobby. The project is designed to attain a LEED Platinum designation and includes the installation of a ground source heat pump system as well as a rooftop PV Array system and extensive use of skylights and light tunnels to bring natural light to the interior spaces.

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