Tag Archives: glass

Yates Building Entry Restoration Project

20 Dec

image Aeon is in the final stages of completing the restoration of historic wooden pocket doors at the entrance to the Sydney Yates Building. The project is being done for GSA under contract to McKay Lodge Conservation. Aeon has served as architectural conservators and project managers for the restoration effort which also included Artisan Glass Works for the leaded glass restoration and Thomas Moore Studios for door finishes. Aeon restored missing and damaged historic door hardware including rollers, the original Corwin pocket door pulls and locks, and refinished 48 bronze buttons. The final results are truly stunning.

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Custom LED lighting at VA Building Canopies

10 Apr

H Street Canopy LightingAeon recently completed installation of new marquee lighting at the entrance canopies to the Veterans Administration Building. Using custom recessed lighting fixtures manufactured by Belfer, Aeon installed an array of low voltage 8-watt LED bulbs to provide uniform illumination at each entrance. Kudos to our lighting designer Bruce Dunlop for this help in conceptualizing this approach.

Historic cast iron and a leaky tunnel at the Veterans Affairs Administration Building

19 Jul

Alfonso examines one of the canopies.

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. Now, it is part of the Lafayette Park Historic District and the White House Precinct.

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