Five years ago we were putting the finishing touches on the decorative surfaces during the restoration of the Blossom Ballroom at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (home of the very first Academy Awards and an LA Historic Cultural Monument).
Masons working on a repair mockup early in the morning at the historic Bovard Auditorium at University of Southern California. The cast stone window sills are suffering from some pretty severe iron jacking. The interior auditorium underwent an extensive renovation about 10 years ago, and we’ll be starting the exterior masonry restoration in less than 2 weeks!
Where were you 23 years ago? We were busy restoring the Bradbury Building (which had been recently purchased by Ira Yellin), one of KC Restoration’s first projects. Its understated exterior houses one of the city’s most beautiful commercial spaces. The building is listed on the National Register, is a National Landmark, and an LA Monument.
We worked with architect Brenda Levin, and our work on the building included recreation and replacement of exterior deteriorated sandstone, fabrication of decorative metal stairway panels, recreation of custom bronze door hardware, fabrication of decorative elevator gate, restoration of glass ceiling over the atrium and complete stripping and refinishing of all woodwork including doors, windows, railings, and moldings.
Decorative plaster moldings have been recreated and are awaiting installation in the historic lobby at the Meeker Baker building in Long Beach.
Scaffolding is coming down at our project in Long Beach
photo by Millworks Long Beach
Original casement window hardware at the original mansion at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens