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Ventfort Hall

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum is a historic building that was built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J.P. Morgan.

Ventfort Hall was one of approximately 75 “cottages” built in Lenox, MA, in the late 19th century. This two-story building is kept alive through lectures, exhibits, performances, and so much more.

Fire protection engineering design services for the Ventfort Hall elevator renovation were performed by RAN Engineering. The scope of services included: Fire Protection Drawings to indicate the scope of work required for the installation of the new elevator system. Relocation of the basement sprinkler system was required to omit sprinkler protection within the elevator machine room and elevator pit per 780 CMR requirements. On the second floor one sprinkler was required in the elevator vestibule and one sprinkler in the adjacent corridor per AHJ direction. Fire Alarm Drawings were indicated in the scope of work required to connect smoke and heat detectors associated with elevator recall to the existing fire alarm panel. The fire protection services provided by RAN helped preserve the history written within those walls of Ventfort Hall.

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28,000 sqft

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Lenox, MA

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