A Painstaking Job
The restoration was done by Seidelhuber Iron & Bronze Works of South Seattle, without the benefit of original plans, though a few old drawings and other documents helped. Most of the new construction was fabricated from original parts and pieces, obtained by sifting carefully through the wreckage after the accident. A steel core was added to the pergola to bring it up to seismic codes.
in 2003, the restoration received the state historic preservation officer's annual award, the Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Projects.
The trucking firm whose vehicle hit the structure, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, paid most of the cost of the reconstruction.