Stone & Lime Historic Restoration Services Awarded Contract for Restoration of Second Bank of United States

Stone & Lime, Inc., a leading masonry restoration contractor, announces the National Park Service has awarded the company a major contract for the restoration of the Second Bank of United States, located in Philadelphia, PA.

The scope of services Stone & Lime will provide include; the replacement of the copper roof (including associated elements, such as flashings, pipe drains, gutters and downspouts), the preservation and repair of the exterior marble masonry walls (cleaning, conservation and stabilization where needed), and repointing and replacement of sashes for 51 wood windows.

“The Stone & Lime team is excited to provide our expertise across a full range of our capabilities to work on this very important historic landmark,” states Christopher Dabek, Vice President of Stone & Lime. “We have a long and positive history working with the National Park Service. Our knowledge and expertise in the field of historic restoration will ensure a successful completion of this project, as well.”

Built between 1819 and 1824, The Second Bank of the United States is an example of Greek Revival architecture designed by William Strickland. The Second Bank was modeled after the Parthenon in Greece. Today, the bank is home to an extraordinary portrait gallery of revolutionary heroes and federal statesman of the 18th century.

Protecting The Protector: 30-Year Project To Stabilize Historic Fort Jefferson Almost Complete

Seventy miles west of Key West, a group of islands forms the Dry Tortugas. Those islands, and the waters surrounding them, are at the center of a national park with spectacular coral reefs. But the park is best known for its biggest structure. Fort Jefferson was part of a system of coastal fortifications built in the 19th century — and after 30 years of work, it was never finished. The fort had more than 400 guns and a standing garrison of soldiers. But it never engaged in battle.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Dream

We’ve all heard about it: Florida Southern College is the largest single site of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. To some, that may mean nothing. But, to the thousands of tourists and architectural aficionados who visit Florida Southern’s campus each year, this place holds special meaning. Frank Lloyd Wright was among the world’s most famous and successful architects working in the 20th century. Some of his influential works include the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Fallingwater (a private residence in rural Pennsylvania), Taliesin (his private residence and place of work), and of course, Lakeland’s very own campus collection at Florida Southern College. Amazingly prolific, his professional life spanned more than 70 years.