Our firm is sought after and trusted in the preservation of historic elements of homes, public buildings and parks. We research and collaborate with experts in the field of historic preservation to ensure the process of preserving does just that, and does not cause damage. Many of the buildings we work on, including churches, are stone and years of exposure to the elements has created deterioration of the mortar creating voids which further accelerate the deterioration and oftentimes leads to interior leaks and damage.
An historic community center built for cultural and social events following WWl in recognition of the 81 Merion men who served in the armed forces. This project was a collaboration with Ivory & McHugh Architects and the scope of restoration of the Merion Tribute House included the restoration of the engraved Indiana limestone and shield of three men, solution of water infiltration, as well as stone pointing.
The work at this Main Line Anglican-Episcopal church initially began with constructing a new entrance to the church along with ramp that would accommodate those with disabilities and then progressed to solving water infiltration issues. Many deteriorating stones were removed and replaced, restoration of the Indiana limestone along the main stained glass window, pointing and waterproofing solved the water infiltration that was causing stone to fall from the wall on the interior of the church.
The historic Greystone Cottage facade was painstakingly numbered and disassembled before demolition to be reconstructed by Jos. Acchione & Son Construction after the completion of the new township building which was built on this site. This free-standing facade supported by hidden steel beams lends historic relevance to the modern township building.
This historic home was another collaboration with 20th Century Preservation, LLC. There were areas of stucco that needed to be replaced and the existing stucco had to be chemically analyzed in order for a period appropriate match to be made. Additionally, the chimney and cap were deteriorating along with the terracotta flues. This project received the Heritage Commission Preservation Award in 2020.