Aeon Preservation has been included in a project team to investigate leaks in the entrance canopies and subterranean tunnels of the Veterans Affairs Administration Building. This structure was completed in 1919 on the site of one of Washington’s most luxurious hotels. It was occupied by the War Risk Bureau which later became the Department of Veterans Affairs.…

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The Federal Trade Commission Building dates from 1937 and is in the Classical Revival style. Contrasting with the limestone walls, some of its distinctive exterior features are the aluminum grilles over the main entrance doors. They are decorated with images of the changing transportation methods used over time, from Columbus’s 14th century ships to the more modern…

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Working on the United States Capitol is the dream of many architectural conservators, and Aeon’s conservators are pleased that they now have this honor. Since George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793, the Capitol has undergone a series of renovations. The latest project to rehabilitate the Dome , worth $10.5million, was awarded by the Architect of the Capitol to the Gilbane Building Company, and involves…

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Aeon recently wrapped up a six-month project providing QA/QC and architectural conservation services to FLBE Inc. and DJB Contracting for the roofing phase of this project.  Originally built as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s first headquarters in 1879 (seen above in 1906), the building is currently managed by GSA. Work included review and oversight for standing…

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Aeon Preservation Services is constantly looking for ways to enhance our services to our clients. Currently we are in the final stages of completing our mobile lab using a modified 1969 Airstream Overlander International as a base for the project. The trailer’s previous owner had stripped out all the beds and seating to modify it…

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Aeon has completed the restoration of the Macedonian Monument for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. This year-long project has involved a wide range of services from laser scanning and non-destructive evaluation, concrete restoration and the conservation of bronze plaques, to replication of the original figurehead in mahogany and treatment of the four 18th century…

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