#TBT USC Mudd Hall

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Throwback to three weeks ago!  We just finished repairing cracks and spalls in the decorative cast stone columns and capitals at the top of the clock tower of the Mudd Hall of Philosphy, a beautiful Tuscan-style building opened in 1930, at the University of Southern California.

 

And how about that beautiful clear blue LA sky in the middle January!

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USC Time Capsule

USC celebrated 100 years of student health last year with the opening of the new Engemann Student Health Center in 2013.  Yesterday, our work helped officially commemorate the milestone!

When the previous student health center building (built in 1950) was demolished, the cornerstone was kept as a momento.  However, staff noticed something unusual about the large chunk of limestone: it protected a forgotten time capsule!

Read more about the discovery of the forgotten time capsule here.

KC Restoration built a custom base to match the new building design, cleaned and repaired the original cornerstone, etched new lettering, and set it in place just in time for the ceremony. (which made the front page of USC Daily Trojan today)

USC Physical Education Building

Our masons are hard at work repairing a severely damaged screen wall while our abatement crew removes all the lead paint and asbestos at the pool windows at the University of Southern California’s historic Physical Education building.

‘We Love LB’ Mural will be reused at the Meeker Baker building

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Photo by Gary Friedman

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Photo by Brian Addison

Large murals that used to grace the facades of the Meeker Baker and Press Telegram buildings as they sat vacant will be repurposed and reinstalled by David Van Patten and James Carey at the renovated Meeker Baker building.

Read more at the Long Beach Post

Bonus #TBT Los Angeles Police Academy

For some reason this one didn’t post last week, so we get 2 this week!

 

 

You might recognize our newest project from the intro to the original Charlie’s Angels tv series. We started documentation of the Los Angeles Police Academy this week in anticipation of the upcoming renovation.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple wins the LA Conservancy President’s Award!

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The LA Conservancy just announced the Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been recognized with the President’s Award for their 2014 Preservation Awards!

We’re also gearing up to start work on Phase 2 – the restoration of the historic school on the Wilshire Boulevard campus.

And, a new book has just been released all about the history and restoration of the Temple.

 

 

#TBT Huntington Mansion

We’ve worked on several projects at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens over the years, but in 2008 we completed extensive restoration work on the original mansion (now the art gallery) including window, door and architectural woodwork restoration; decorative iron work restoration; plaster, cast stone, concrete and limestone restoration, color analysis and consulting; painting of all surfaces.