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Stabilization and repair of a historic terra cotta cornice

Jeffrey S Levine

Stabilization and repair of a historic terra cotta cornice

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Cultural Resources, Preservation Assistance Division in [Washington, D.C. (P.O. Box 37127, Washington 20013-7127)] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cornices -- Maintenance and repair,
  • Concrete masonry,
  • Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJeffrey S. Levine, Donna Ann Harris
    SeriesPreservation tech notes -- PTN-34. -- Masonry -- no. 2, Preservation tech notes -- PTN-34, Preservation tech notes -- no. 2
    ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service. Preservation Assistance Division
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13614007M

    Section through the terra cotta column, entablature and cornice showing the traditional attachment method for historic terra cotta. During terra cotta restoration or replacement, the terra cotta is typically removed, new steel attachments are added and any broken or damaged pieces are replaced. Cornice Renovation for Baltimore Rowhomes. Most downtown rowhomes have beautiful decorative cornices at the top of the front façade. More often than not, they have fallen into disrepair, as they are very old, made from wood and have been neglected, due to their height. Specifications for Architectural Terra Cotta Manufacturer reserves the right to change, drop, or alter product lines and specifications. C. Installer’s Qualifications: 1. All Terra Cotta work shall be installed by a firm normally in business of. installing work of the type indicated and shall be capable of submitting proofFile Size: 44KB.


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Stabilization and Repair of a Historic Terra Cotta Cornice Jeffrey S. Levine John Milner Associates Donna Ann Harris Philadelphia Historic Preservation Corporation Terra cotta roof cornices should be repaired rather than replaced wherever possible.

Project Evaluation The repair and stabilization of the terra cotta cornice of the Land Title Building was a large and lengthy project for the owners. The scope of the project could have been reduced, perhaps signifi- cantly, if timely maintenance activities, such as the replacement of the cornice's roof membrane, had been undertaken sooner by.

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Includes #1 Mechanical Systems Replicating Historic Elevator Enclosures, Historic Interior Spaces (#2). The original terra cotta cornice on our Park Slope cooperative has steadily deteriorated. (It's more than years old.) Over the past few years we've patched the particularly bad spots, but we're now at a point where we'll probably have to replace some sections of the cornice, and possibly the entire thing.

Cite this Record. Stabilization and Repair of a Historic Terra Cotta Cornice. Jeffrey S. Levine, Donna A. Harris. Preservation Tech Notes: Masonry, by: 3. Conservation Solutions, Inc., performed this type of investigation and recommended repair methods for the stabilization of a terra-cotta cornice on “El Capitolio”, Puerto Rico’s capitol building.

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Terra cotta Survey. Upon request, a survey is performed of the existing terra cotta. Surveys may include. Once considered unreliable and temporary in nature, repair systems for terra cotta have become a mainstream component in Historic Restoration work. This evolution can be attributed to the development of effective, high quality specialty materials designed.

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and Donna Ann Harris: Source: Photographs and drawings showing the construction and repair of the cornice. An excellent solution for terra cotta cornice replacement is to use TerraGlas terra cotta, a molded architectural terra cotta composite that contains fiberglass reinforcement.

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Figure 5 – Historical terra cotta properties. implemented infollowed by a longer-term res­ toration program, which was initiated in Cornice Option Analysis.

As noted above, the original terra cotta cornice and subsequent cop­ per cornice were removed from the building. A key part. Stabilization and repair of a historic terra cotta cornice / Jeffrey S.

Levine, Donna Ann Harris. Show more Show less. alignment in setting allow alternate anchor anchor rods angles arch architectural terra cotta back balcony balvstrade base beaded blocks bottom bracket building capital center line channel character color columns colvmns concrete construction continvovs coping copper cornice diagram diameter dome dormer dovble drvms elevation front engaged.

This is an excellent reprint of a trade handbook from the peak of terra cotta production in th 's. The bulk of the book is devoted to detailed architectural drawings of Classical and Gothic applications of terra cotta. It is followed by a set of architectural specifications provided by the industry for use in architectural contract documents.5/5(2).

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repair systems for terra cotta have become a mainstream component in Historic Restoration work. This evolution can be attributed to the development of effective, high quality specialty materials designed specifically for long-term compatibility with terra cotta substrates.

File Size: KB. The elaborate terra-cotta cornice was removed in the midth century [and restored in ]." ("Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District", New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, SeptemDesignation ListLP, p.

After 10 decades of exposure to the elements, the [main building] required extensive masonry and Author: Michael Padwee. Description: The APT Bulletin, published three times per year by the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), provides state-of-the-art technical information in the field of historic es published in the Bulletin showcase cutting-edge preservation techniques, as well as innovative applications of established restoration technologies.

Oxide jacking damaged the terra cotta cornice on the Land Title Building in Philadelphia, designed in and expanded in by pioneer skyscraper architect Daniel Burnham. The Land Title complex, with its two interconnected towers, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

She has worked on the New York State Capitol clay tile and terra cotta roof reconstruction, an on-going project for the last 12 years. She has also been involved with the evaluation, repair and or restoration of terra cotta on the Milwaukee. historic terra cotta.

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Schnell Contractors, Inc. has been successful in the historical restoration of buildings featuring architectural terra cotta for over 35 years. Repair Terra Cotta Cornices We need to repair cornices similar to ones that fell. Apparently what got between the terra cotta cornice and the brick masonry and froze push out the cornice.

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claims,terracottaisaverylong-lastingmaterial,provideditiswell-fired. Compared to stone, which it often mimicked, terra cotta was relatively inexpensive:foreachdesign. Heather & Little provides clients with sheet metal cornice restoration services for both historic and new buildings.

Metal roof cornices are a type of decorative molding that is designed to extend past the edge of a roof or cornice band at various levels on a building. Example of cracking parallel to the face of the terra cotta unit, revealed by partial removal of the cracked unit below during trial repairs.

This finding led to the decision to further assess similar cracked units to determine whether cracking parallel to the face had also occurred—the condition was found at several locations.

All photos courtesy Hoffmann Architects. By Arthur L. Sanders, AIA, and Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA One of the most prevalent materials found on historic buildings, glazed architectural terra cotta was popularized in the late 19 th century as a versatile, lightweight, economical, and adaptable alternative to stone.

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