Union League Gets $12M in Renovations

The Union League of Philadelphia has nearly completed a $12 million renovation to several rooms — one of which was the Lincoln Ballroom where a new $600,000 ceiling originally designed by Horace Trumbauer has been installed.

The Union League, located on South Broad Street in Center City, began the project Jan. 1, 2012. It entailed renovating the ballroom, the main kitchen and creating a chef’s demonstration kitchen as well as a wine tasting room and cellar. In all, 33,615 square feet was worked on. Eric M. Rahe of BLT Architects was the person in charge of the project. Eberlein Design Consultants was the interior designer for the ballroom. What made the ballroom project so special is that drawings made by Trumbauer, the building’s original architect, were used to design what would have been the original decorative ceiling that was never installed until now. Read more here.