St. Joseph High School
St. Joseph, MO
2012 Special Honor Award Winner for Craftsmanship

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The challenge met here was to replicate original terrazzo colors and to recreate the master workmanship in century-old vertical terrazzo staircases, with ADA compliance.  Beyond duplicating treads, risers and stringers, the stairways needed rounded corners with a continuous balustrade, three stories tall. The balustrade was to be recessed with a nine-inch rounded cap to form the continuous spiral from floor to floor. These new staircases are indistinguishable from the original terrazzo throughout the school.

Creal Clark & Seifert
St. Joseph, MO

Resin Supplier:
Terrazzo & Marble Supply

Terrazzo Contractor:
DESCO Coatings
Olathe, KS

Aggregate Suppliers:
Arim Terrazzo Supply
Terrazzo & Marble Supply

General Contractor:
Lee Grover Construction Co.
St. Joseph, MO

Divider Strip Supplier:
Manhattan American Terrazzo
Strip Company

School District of St. Joseph
St. Joseph, MO

Photos by CB Crouch



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