Historic Preservation Portfolio
Sample of Representative Projects in Boston and New England
Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Connecticut: Decorative cedar shingle replacement of a circa 1847 high Victorian Gothic National Landmark for Historic New England. Additionally, finials, drops and other architectural woodwork was preserved and restored, chimney stacks were repointed and repaired appropriately, and copper gutter linings and flashing assemblies were replaced in kind. Contact us to discuss your project by clicking here.
Arnold House, Lincoln, Rhode Island: Mortar analysis, lime-based stucco restoration, cedar shingle roof replacement on an iconic “stone-ender” house museum owned by Historic New England. Additionally, architectural woodwork was replicated and replaced in kind, chimney stacks were repointed and repaired appropriately, and flashing assemblies were repaired or replaced as needed. Click here to contact us now.
Grace Episcopal Church, Medford, Massachusetts: Olde Mohawk's skilled team of artisan craftsmen was selected to perform architectural materials testing, repointing of the entire steeple and slate roof restoration of H.H. Richardson’s oldest extant building. Click here to contact us now.
Second Empire Restoration, Johnstown, New York: After many decades of neglect, the new owners of this Second Empire gem wanted to restore her to her original glory. Great lengths were taken to replicate original slate and other details "in kind" for an historically-appropriate restoration. New windows, sills and preservation of the surrounding trim demanded attention to detail. The installation of a TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin single-ply roofing) membrane made for a "green" finish on the structure. The owners of such buildings are more than homeowners--they are the stewards of history. Working with Olde Mohawk, the historic fabric that makes up the region's built heritage is preserved for generations to come. Click here to contact us today to discuss your project.
Town Hall, Sanford, Maine: Olde Mohawk was awarded the contract to replace the slate roof on this town hall in southern Maine. The town board selected Carlisle EcoStar. “Authorized Applicator” Olde Mohawk did the install that comes with a 50 year GOLD STAR warranty that covers labor AND materials! Over 900 brass and copper snow guards will help control avalanches off the roof each winter. Copper ridge and details were custom made to replicate the originals. Click here to contact us now.
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Immaculate Conception Church at 430 Windsor Street (Cambridge, MA) is an architecturally and historically significant building that has been designated a landmark by the City's historic district commission. The parish represents the expansion of the Roman Catholic Church in the early 20th century through the establishment of parishes based on ethnic group and national origin. One of five Catholic churches constructed in Cambridge in 1905-1910 for ethnic congregations, Immaculate Conception heralded the emergence of the Lithuanian community as a distinct group. As the church was re-purposed for affordable housing, restoration of the clay tile roof and installation of a new snow fence was entrusted to Olde Mohawk's skilled team. Contact us now.
Firestone Estate, Fisher’s Island, NY: Since the turn of the 20th century, well established and old money families have selected Fisher's Island as the destination for their summer vacation, and their luxurious dwellings (the island's exclusive estates) reflect an emphasis on continuity and tradition. Among these great landmarks is the Firestone Estate, perched upon a hill overlooking the sound one must cross when traveling by ferry from Connecticut. At seventy years old, the original copper flashing details and flat-lock seamed copper roofing were due for an overhaul. Olde Mohawk’s skilled team of craftsmen was selected to perform this work as well as the custom slate matching and replacement. Click here to contact us now.
Kellogg Terrace, Great Barrington, Massachusetts: Once called the "most grand home in the United States," Kellogg Terrace is now a private boarding school and nicknamed the Searles Castle. Olde Mohawk was hired to consult on moisture issues affecting the large, built-in gutters and an arch, beneath. A strategy was devised to address these issues. Olde Mohawk was hired to execute the plan which included historically appropriate masonry repairs, replacement of copper gutters and flashing assemblies and the complete restoration of the built-in gutters. Click here to contact us now.
High Service Station, Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Boston, Massachusetts: Conditions assessment and treatment recommendations. Restoration of a Richardsonian Romanesque brownstone roof, installation of a brass and bronze snow retention system, repairs to the slate roof and low sloped, flat-lock seam copper roofing.
Martin W. Carr School, Somerville, Massachusetts: The flagship model of our 'One Complete System,' Olde Mohawk provided an assessment of envelope conditions, recommendations for historically appropriate treatments and preparation of RFP and bid documents for individually-listed NRHP building with preservation restrictions. Ultimately, the client selected Olde Mohawk’s skilled team of slaters to perform the work and the client saved close to $250,000 of initial project cost estimates. Contact us now.
Edwin Abbott House, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Specification of historically appropriate treatments, restoration of the turreted, clay tile roof system and tile-clad dormers, architectural woodwork and masonry preservation, and relining of lead-coated copper gutters. Click here to contact us today to discuss your project.
Houses of worship throughout New England: From building conditions assessments and preservation planning to project specification and supervision, Olde Mohawk has provided dozens of houses of worship with value-filled consulting services. On the contracting side of the shop, we have restored slate and clay tile roofs, repointed brick and stone facades, and repaired water-damaged interior finishes such as plaster ceilings and cornices. We offer a free maintenance guide for the stewards and caretakers of houses of worship. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Van Rennselaer House, Troy, New York: This urban townhouse needed some serious attention. The original cornice had been covered when it rotted decades ago. The mansard's slate and windows were shot. The brick and deteriorating mortar joints had been painted a vibrant 'red' years ago. Even the brownstone watertable was delaminating and falling apart. The old Pennsylvania slate was replaced with Vermont strata gray pieces, each hand cut in a scallop design. The rare, 'porthole' windows were replicated and all three protrusions were roofed with lead-coated copper. The metal trim work of the mansard was stripped, restored and painted with an appropriate DTM paint. After rebuilding the gutter framework, it was relined with soldered, lead-coated copper. The cornice brackets, moldings and details were meticulously replicated and restored. Replacement sections were made from mahogany; details on the large brackets were hand carved. The brick facade was scraped and cleaned before repointing with a hydrated lime putty mortar. The failing sections of brownstone were removed and carefully replaced with Cathedral Stone Products 'Jahn' brownstone restoration mortar. Click HERE to contact us immediately,
C.H. Evans House, Hudson, New York: The Cornelius H. Evans House is an early example of Second Empire architecture in the United States. Cornelius Evans was a successful brewer and succeeded his father as a civic leader as well, serving as a director of the National Hudson City Bank. He was elected to two non-consecutive two-year terms as the city's mayor. The Evans House joins a host of Second Empire structures that Olde Mohawk has restored. A dozen molding profiles were replicated in kind as the cornice, built-in gutters, and mansard were restored according to the Secretary of the Interior's standards for the rehabilitation of historic structures. Contact us now.