Full documentation of every stone with random layout along the 800-foot length
Extensive evaluation of the historic techniques, patterns, and rules by the original masons
Full deconstruction of the wall with stones carefully catalogues and reinstalled within the same historic panel.
Coordinated full mason training with a masonry specialist for proper techniques to repair the wall
Comprehensive project with full time construction observation and administration
Save America’s Treasures grant coordination
ICA’s document methods were comprehensive and highly detailed. Every stone was deconstructed, cleaned, catalogued, and reinstalled within its original panel, The historic techniques, patterns, and rules of the original masons were carefully studied and presented at the masonry training for every mason that worked on the project. This intensive process was coordinated through full time, on-site construction administration, so that the reconstructed wall would blend seamlessly with existing adjacent wall areas.
National Park Service - Save America’s Treasures grant project
2020 McReynolds Award winner