1887 Residence in Lincoln Park, Chicago IL. A historic renovation presented an opportunity to put a duplicate design from the facade into the addition in the rear. Models and molds were made of tiles and coping units, and installed.
The Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library in Wilton, New Hampshire was constructed from July, 1905 until October, 1907.
Designed by the Boston architectural firm of McLean & Wright, the building is a superb example of the “Neo-Classical”style prevalent among monumental architecture between 1900 to 1920.
American Terracotta was contacted because the library wanted to repair heavily weathered and degraded balusters in main entrance balustrade. An exact duplicate model and mold were produced and replacement units were created using a matching restoration material. The balusters were carefully removed and replaced, and pointed with a matching mortar.
This circa 1929 public school building needed repair of pediment and cornice. Spartan Construction, a masonry restoration company in NYC, contacted American Terracotta to see if we could help them get the ornamental work done while they focused on the repointing of the overall exterior brickwork. This was our third project with Spartan in the greater NYC area. Edison coatings provided the matching restoration mortar. We used a combination of techniques to accomplish the repair of both pediment and cornice.
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 Originally made up of an elite group of local businessmen, the Tarratine Club served as a social club that fostered business growth and encouraged the progress of social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:
- Condition report and mortar analysis
- Removal of staining, pollution, biological growth
- Sensitive repointing of historic facades