Found in Google Maps: Aeon in Action!

31 Jul

Google Maps Mexican Monument

One of our staff stumbled across this in Google Maps: Aeon and Independent Custom Metalworks removing cannons in 2015 at the Mexican Monument at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. You can view it here and walk around the whole team in action!


2017 DC Preservation League Award Winner: Grace Episcopal Church

25 May


Aeon is proud to announce that our project for Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown received one of this year’s Stewardship Awards from the DC Preservation League. Aeon took a leading role in helping the church understand the problems, raise funds, help secure a $30,000 grant from the DC Preservation League, present the work to the Georgetown Preservation Review Board, identify replacement stone options, identify qualified bidders, and manage the whole process from design to implementation. This project was a true collaboration between Aeon and the winning contractor Federal Masonry Restoration, and with great support from the Church. See more about the project in this brief video.

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Celebrating Seven Years!

5 May


Aeon celebrated our seventh year as an independent business with our annual Cinco de Mayo party, known within the company as Aeon Independence Day! Staff  celebrated with barbeque and beer with many family members attending. Aeon is also celebrating the hiring of two new staff members, Jean Stoll and Daniel Holcombe. We are thrilled to add these two members to our team and thanks to all of our collaborators, colleagues, and clients that make what we do such a joy. Cheers!

John Russell Pope Award

26 Apr

https-cdn.evbuc.comimages29062009860335233251originalAeon is proud to announce that the US Capitol Dome Restoration project has received the 2017 John Russell Pope Award for Historic Preservation from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Institute for Classical Art & Architecture. The award ceremony was held on April 23, 2017 at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC and was attended by team members from the Architect of the Capitol’s office, Historical Arts & Casting, and Aeon Preservation Services. Award winners are shown here.

Union Station Rostral Columns

8 Feb


Aeon is pleased to report that the restoration of Union Station’s rostral columns has been completed. The Christman Company along with Robinson Ironworks and United Building Envelope Restoration have completed the final touchups. We are thrilled to have worked with the Union Station Redevelopment Corp on this project. Work included complete dismantling of the ornamental cast iron and granite balustrades, off site restoration and refinishing, and restored gilding and new LED lamping of the light fixtures.

APT EVENT – Union Station Rostral Column Restoration

4 Nov

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
50 Mass Ave NE, Washington DC West Plaza

Please join The Christman Company for a tour of the ongoing restoration work on the rostral columns and balustrades at Union Station, including the opportunity to see disassembly of the cast iron columns.  The second set of columns and lampposts will be removed from site on November 9th and returned later this year.  Off-site restoration will include the abatement of existing coatings, cast iron repairs, re-casting of broken elements and the application of high performance coatings.  The tour will  also highlight masonry cleaning and restoration of the Vermont white granite balustrades.  Masonry work includes general cleaning, graffiti removal pinning of the balusters, removal of embedded fasteners, patching and crack repair.

Soon after the completion of Washington Union Station in 1908, a plaza was added at the front of the building.  Columbus Plaza was designed to include two gateways consisting a pair of rostral columns and lampposts mounted on granite balustrades.  The area between the columns was originally open to traffic, but was converted to be sidewalk by 1985.  Columbus Plaza was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.  

The tour will begin at the West Plaza, located in front of the Union Station Metro Station at 6:30pm, and will be led by representatives from Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Aeon Preservation Services, and The Christman Company. Registration is not required, but please arrive a few minutes before 6:30 to ensure you don’t miss the tour departure.

Celebrating Women in Business & the Arts

17 Sep

Lane Burritt, Principal of Aeon was asked to participate in the 1st Annual “Celebrating Women in Business & the Arts” on the grounds of Marietta House. Lane demonstrated preservation tools and discussed material identification. She was assisted by her daughter, Abigail.


Abigail shows off a how a borescope can be useful in conservation work.

Celebrate women of many talents: artists and entrepreneurs. Shop from female-owned food and craft vendors. View artists’ demonstrations and artworks, enjoy author’s readings, preservation demonstrations,music, and more. 


Marietta is a property of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.