Tag Archives: brick

Yates Building Roof Project Complete

24 Apr

1906 Yates RoofAeon 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 and flat seam lead coated copper roofing and gutters, restoration of finals, skylights, and ornamental sheet metal, and removal and resetting of original and new Buckingham slate shingles.

Alfonso QA at Yates

Yates Building

20 Oct

Aeon was recently hired by FLBE Inc. to assist them in a major reroofing project at the SydneyR Yates Federal Building which is home to the US Forestry Service. Built in 1880 as the original home of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing it was later used by the Treasury Department to house their Auditing division. Aeon principal Alfonso Narvaez (shown above on top of the main tower) is working with FLBE, GSA, DJB Construction, and Atlantic Refinishing & Restoration to provide architectural conservation services, QA/QC, and historic preservation expertise for this fast moving renovation project.

Hecht’s Warehouse

21 Sep

Hecht’s Warehouse c1950 (www.loc.gov)

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.

K Street Historic Buildings on the Move!

4 Apr


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 restored. The two small buildings at right have already been lifted into position and are on wheels, ready to move out. The others will be moved over the next month.

Aeon begins work on site at the US Capitol Dome

5 Oct

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 restoring and repainting the masonry and cast iron within the skirt area around the base of the dome. Aeon is providing advice on the preservation of the historic sandstone, brick and metalwork.

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Conservation of historic masonry, windows and doors at the Yates Building

17 Jul

The doors, window and balcony of the Yates building.

The 1880 Sidney R. Yates Building, standing near the National Mall in Washington, is made of red brick in the Romanesque Revival style. Originally, it housed the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and was later used for the Auditors division. Aeon was brought in to examine the pressed brick and stone main doorway, the pocket doors and leaded windows above, after water damage was noticed.

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