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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!

Restoration of the Mexican War Midshipmen’s Monument

9 Sep

Aeon just completed the restoration of the Mexican War Midshipmen’s Monument, Aeon’s second major project at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The monument was an 1848 gift by the Academy’s Brigade of Midshipmen. The restoration was made possible thanks to a gift from the Class of 1986. The monument was unveiled at a ceremony this morning during reunion weekend.

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New Projects for a New Year

29 Dec

Union Station 1924 Press Photo

Aeon is wrapping up 2015 and getting ready for 2016 with a number of new projects including the restoration of the c1908 Rostral Columns at Union Station in Washington DC. This project involves laser scanning the ornamental cast iron columns, light poles, and granite to create CAD drawings to assist us in developing a program of repair.

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Aeon Launches New Mobile Lab

2 Oct
Image courtesy

Image courtesy

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 for use as a catering trailer.

Our modifications have included stripping out all propane appliances and components, painting the interior, installing a new diamond pattern PVC floor, modification and repair of existing cabinetry, and installation of new custom stainless steel work surfaces. Exterior renovations have been kept to a minimum but have included new LED running lights, window restoration, and a whole host of other minor repairs.

The goal of the mobile lab has three objectives. First, to provide a project trailer for Aeon projects requiring an extended on-site presence. Second, to enhance our field lab capability and provide additional technical work space. Third, recognizing that many of our projects are in the public eye; to provide a place for public interaction and display; to provide for project interpretation; and to promote the field of architectural conservation. AEON PARTY

Wet Lab

Wet Lab

Dry Lab

Dry Lab

Front Workspace

Front Workspace

Veterans Affairs Building Canopies Complete

15 May

ImageAeon has completed all work at the Veterans Affairs Building (shown above in 1919). Work included design build conservation services to restore all three ornamental cast iron entrance canopies. All were dismantled down to bare structural steel and rebuilt using original and newly fabricated ornamental ironwork, new structural muntins, new code compliant glass, and custom LED lighting.

Our GSA and VA clients are thrilled noting: “Aeon Preservation performed an outstanding job. Management, workmanship and responsiveness was top notch, kept us updated and the tenants happy.”

Glass Installed on H & I Streets

12 Jan

The H & I Street Canopy Restoration at the Veteran’s Administration building was completed this morning.