Historic Springfield 6th Street Residence



Project Stats

Project Size: 2800 sf
Architect/Engineer:: Baker Klein Engineers
Owner: Mary Tappouni
Notable Project Details: Originally built in 1905, restored using sustainable strategies


This approximately 2800 square foot residence located at 143 West 6th Street was originally built in 1905 and is situated in the heart of the historic district of Springfield in Jacksonville, Florida. This once dilapidated home, which at one time was used as a post World War II boarding house, has underwent  an amazing restoration process. Not only has this structure been returned to its original grandeur, but it has been improved upon by embracing green building principles and applying a meticulous attention to detail. The scope of work included:

  • Demolition
  • Structural Repairs
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Interior Finishes
  • Specialty Carpentry
  • Landscaping


2010 Associated Builders and Contractors: Excellence in Construction “Residential” Award


“We have had the opportunity to work with Breaking Ground Contracting on several residential and design-build projects where we have acted as the structural engineer.  We appreciate their attention to detail, implementation of plans specifications, but most importantly the ease of working with their field personnel and coordination efforts.   I highly recommend Breaking Ground Contracting for the recognition of this project.”

-Tamara Baker, P.E.,  Owner
Baker Klein Engineering

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