Aeon principal conservators, Alfonso and Lane, recently completed the conservation treatment of the 1903 statue of General Sherman, which stands near the White House in downtown Washington. The bronze, stone and terrazzo monument has been undergoing an overall landscape and sculpture restoration project for the National Park Service by the Christman Company.   Aeon was hired to complete…

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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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Recently Aeon has been working at the National Gallery of Art in DC with Balfour Beatty/Smoot and CA Lindman on the cleaning and restoration of this iconic Modern masterpiece. At one of the curtainwalls we have been focused on cleaning thousands of little yellow and black streaks from the glass and concrete surfaces. After careful…

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Aeon is working with Shalom Baranes Architects to preserve four small historic buildings located on the future site of the AAMC Headquarters on K Street near Mt. Vernon Square in DC. The buildings will be temporarily relocated off the site while excavations and construction occur for the new building, then moved back into position and…

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This summer Aeon was invited by the Christman Company and the Gilbane Company to assist them during renovations to the U.S. Capitol Dome. Hidden beneath the cast iron ‘skirt’ at the base of the dome is the original Aquia Creek sandstone dome base designed by Charles Bullfinch. Aeon was tasked with performing a stone by…

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Aeon is working with Douglas Development and Shalom Baranes Architects to aid in the preservation and adaptive reuse of this iconic mid-Century Modern masterpiece. This wonderful Art Deco structure retains much of its original architectural integrity and beauty. Aeon is assisting in these efforts by providing condition assessment and materials conservation expertise.

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