Ironwork on the Capitol Dome – Membership Meeting

Posted on August 25th, 2017 by Elizabeth Nelson

Seth Baum of Historical Arts and Casting, Inc. will expand on his May 2017 presentation on the firm’s work in the recent restoration/reconstruction of the Capitol Dome, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. 

The dome was in major need of restoration after years of deferred maintenance and rust issues created from previous non-successful renovation projects.  Historical Arts and Castings, Inc. was a sub-contractor on the large project, tasked specifically with restoration of cast iron decorative elements.  Typical work was reconstruction of corroded/broken castings and fastners and removal of fractures and rust jacking in salvaged materials. Seth’s presentation will include many breathtaking, jaw-dropping photographs and videos of work in progress as well as artifacts that can be examined at close-range. Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE.

The talk will be preceded by an organizational business meeting at 6:40 p.m. at which the CHRS FY2018 budget will be approved by CHRS membership and a change to the by-laws will be considered.

The event is free, handicapped accessible and the public is encouraged to attend; no reservations necessary. Questions can be directed to the CHRS office, or 202.543.0425.