48 Cottage Place in Ridgewood, New Jersey houses the offices for Ridgewood Community School.
American Terracotta completed restoration of carved brownstone ornamental features at the main entrance of this building.
Original façade was 1917, destroyed in early 50’s and covered with stucco. American Terracotta’s research into historical records located historical photographs of the building facade that were previously unknown. Study of these images informed the design and proportion of the reproduction terracotta units. Renovation replaced original façade. We made most of the ornamental trim with terracotta.
427 Granby Street is now the headquarters for the digital agency Grow.
Historic Reproduction – Modeling and Mold Making Services:
We research historical information as needed to replace missing features.
Once we have approval of the model or prototype, we make the mold or molds that will produce the replacement parts needed for your unique building. Most architectural and ornamental features are unique to each building. Historically, and today, Terracotta or cast stone molds can almost never be reused from one building to a new or different project. This is due to the unique characteristics and dimensions of historic structures. In order to repair your historic masonry, an individualized and unique approach is required.
These services include:
Raw material and color matching
Model and mold making
Customized casting or hand forming
Precise matching of visual texture and color
Installation of replacement parts and pointing
The Tarratine Club exterior is comprised of red brick and white glazed terracotta features. Over a century of pollution and improper pointing led to water ingress. Scope of work included cleaning, crack repairs, matching mortar repointing and a color and texture matched vapor permeable coating to match original appearance wherever possible or prudent. The following year American Terracotta restored the ornate cast iron balconies as well.
The Tarratine Club in downtown Bangor, Maine is an historic landmark that survived the Great Fire of 1911. Originally made up of an elite group of local businessmen, the Tarratine Club served as a social club that fostered business growth and encouraged the progress of social services in the local community and operated until 1991. The building was purchased and served as a private residence from 2008-2013 when the owners decided to turn it into a special event venue. To learn more about The Tarratine, please visit: http://www.tarratinebangor.com
American Terracotta’s Restoration, Cleaning, Historic Mortar Matching, and Repointing Services: