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Roofing a Piece of History: The Boulder City Welcome Archway

IMG_4200_2013120395145640The much-anticipated Boulder City Welcome Archway is complete! This monument was erected on Nevada Way at Buchanan to mark the entrance to historic downtown Boulder City.

Cooper Roofing & Solar installed the concrete tile roofing systems on the Welcome Archway structures on each side of the roadway. The flat shake tile is the perfect finish for these, which resemble structures that are part of Hoover Dam.

Boulder City was created by the federal government in the 1930’s to house workers on the Hoover Dam project. Boulder City’s Historic District is Nevada’s largest listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

This was another project in which Cooper’s expertise in concrete tile was crucial. The Boulder City Welcome Archway presented some unique challenges, due to the project’s location and the design of the structures themselves.

The structures are literally within inches of one of the busiest streets in Boulder City. Work had to be scheduled around peak traffic times to avoid disrupting motorists and pedestrians. In addition, the materials these were constructed of are not those that traditionally are used in concrete tile applications. So knowledge, skill and a commitment to quality were essential to the proper installation.

Since the last of these pictures was taken a “Winged Figures of the Republic” replica was placed at the top of the Boulder City Welcome Archway’s center structure on the median.

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