REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City of Red Wing announces that it is now accepting proposals for the completion of a Historic Structure Report (HSR) and scope of work description for the future restoration of the G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln and a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) for Barn Bluff, both located in Red Wing, Minnesota. The proposed HSR and CLR project will require the services of a qualified historic preservation architect and a qualified archaeology team.
Barn Bluff (Mt. La Grange) is one of the best-known natural features along the upper Mississippi River. It is significant for its geology and its association with prehistoric and native peoples. It is also significant for its association with the exploration of the Upper Mississippi in the early nineteenth century, and for its mid-nineteenth century through present day association with travel, industry, tourism, and recreation. In 1910 Barn Bluff was donated to the city of Red Wing to be used as a public park.
The G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln, was constructed in 1882 on the northeast end of Barn Bluff in Red Wing. The massive structure projects from the base of the bluff and is built of cut limestone blocks, with three openings in the front. The kiln measures approximately 60 feet wide at its base and slightly tapers to approximately 54 feet wide at its top. The structure is approximately 54 feet tall. Both the G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln (1976) and Barn Bluff (1990) are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The lime kiln, created for a very specific industrial purpose, has been abandoned for over 100 years and is in an advanced state of deterioration.
The selected consultant/consultant team will address the following topics in the G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln HSR and will comply with the National Park Services Preservation Brief 43: The Preparation and Use of Historic Structure Reports. First, historical research, including historical background and context; chronology of development and use; physical description; and evaluation of significance. Second, condition assessment, including, historic preservation objectives; requirements for work; and work recommendations and alternatives. Third, structural assessment, including; digital scanning, surveying, and photography. Fourth, archaeology assessment, preferably by an archaeology team with a specialty in industrial archeology. Fifth, material testing.
The Barn Bluff CLR will be completed during the early stages of the project and will help guide the HSR and future treatment and use of Barn Bluff and the kiln site. The CLR will establish preservation goals for the site, based on research, inventory, documentation, and analysis of the site\'s characteristics and associated features. The CLR will be completed based on the guidelines established in the National Park Service\'s "A Guide to Cultural Landscape Reports" and Preservation Brief 36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes: Planning, Treatment, and Management of Historic Landscapes.
The selected professional contract consultant will be expected to conduct all necessary research and field work in order to provide, at a minimum, the required project products.
The consultant personnel shall meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards (as published in the Federal Register of September 29, 1983).
The complete Request for Proposals packet may be obtained from Steve Kohn, Assistant Planning Director, City of Red Wing, 315 W. Fourth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066; firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 651-385-3622. Proposal submittals for the project are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the above address.
This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Kathy Seymour Johnson
City of Red Wing, Minnesota
Date: February 25, 2014
March 1, 2014