Alexander Hamilton House (Hamilton Grange National Memorial), Upper Manhattan, New York, New York, USA. Photo Credit: US National Park Service

Alexander Hamilton House

Upper Manhattan, New York City (1804) The Building:National Historic Site and former residence of one of America’s founding fathers.  The Problem:The flat plaster was failing in the principal rooms. The Development of a New Product:Historic Plaster Conservation Services worked closely with Naomi Kroll, Senior Conservator for the National Park Service, to develop a new product … Read more

Annandale House Museum, Tilsonburg, Ontario. Photo Credit: Colincan, Wikimedia Commons

Annandale House Museum

Annandale House National Historic SiteTilsonburg, Ontario (1880) About the Building:With its magnificent interior, Annandale House serves as a monument to the Victorian style of design, known as the “Aesthetic Art Movement”. Popularized by Oscar Wilde, this movement promoted the use of colour and decorative detailing in all areas of the home. From extravagant, hand-painted ceilings … Read more

Castle Kilbride, Baden, Ontario. Photo Credit: Tudor Costache, Wikimedia Commons

Castle Kilbride

Baden, Ontario (1877) The Building: The castle is a restored Italianate villa with a large addition designed by architect C.A. Ventin, and converted to house municipal offices in Wilmot Township. Project Synopsis:Historic Plaster Conservation Services was responsible for determining the feasibility of improving the strength of a great deal of heavily decorated plaster, and for developing … Read more

Colonial Building, St. John's, Newfoundland CANADA. Photo credit: Nilfanion, Wikimedia Commons

Colonial Building

St. John’s, Newfoundand (1850) The Building:A neoclassical structure, a provincial historic site and the home of the Newfoundland government and House of Assembly from 1850 to 1959. The building is being restored to become the future Museum of Newfoundland. Project Synopsis:As the plaster conservator on a multi-phased restoration project, Historic Plaster Conservation Services began its … Read more

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton, Ontario. Photo Credit: Nhl4hamilton (Rick Cordeiro), Wikimedia Commons

Dundurn Castle

Hamilton, Ontario (1835) The Building:A National Historic Site and Hamilton’s most famous landmark buildling. Project Synopsis:Although it appears to be constructed of ashlar, the walls of this 1830s Italianate Villa are actually brick covered in stucco. The building underwent a major exterior renovation in the mid 1990s. Working with Taylor Hazel Architects, HPCS and Craig … Read more

Gage House (aka Battlefield Museum), Hamilton, Ontario. Photo courtesy Nhl4hamilton via Wikimedia Commons

Gage House

Hamilton, Ontario (1796) The building:Gage House (aka Battlefield Museum) was the homestead of the widow Mary Jones Gage and her two children, James and Elizabeth, who journeyed to the area from New York State in 1790. During the War of 1812, the Gage family was forced from the residence, which became the headquarters of the … Read more

Glanmore National Historic Site

Glanmore National Historic Site

Belleville, Ontario (1883) The Building:A beautiful historic house museum.  Project Synopsis:Since 2008, Historic Plaster Conservation Services has been the plaster conservator for this beautiful historic-house museum featuring extensive decorated paint finishes. Our initial involvement was precipitated by an extra heavy load of snow breaking through the roof and causing the wood lath and plaster ceilings … Read more

Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Windsor, Ontario (1845) Project Synopsis:The church is undergoing a major multi-phase restoration. Phase One was completed in 2019 and included a new copper roof, heating system, and abatement work. Phase Two is the interior restoration which started in 2020 and is currently underway and includes stabilization and restoration of the vaulted plaster ceilings of the … Read more

Spadina House, Toronto, Ontario. Photo Credit: rhdouglas, Wikimedia Commons

Spadina House

Toronto, Ontario (1866) The Building:Former estate of a prominent Toronto family, the mansion was initially restored as a museum and civic reception centre in the late 1980′s. Project Synopsis: HPCS was responsible for the design and execution of the conservation plan for the exhibit areas in the five basement rooms, including the kitchen and staff quarters. … Read more

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