Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Ironwork on the Capitol Dome – Membership Meeting

Posted on September 25th, 2017 by Elizabeth Nelson

Robert Baird of Historical Arts and Casting, Inc. expanded on an earlier presentation of the firm’s work in the recent restoration/reconstruction of the Capitol Dome. 

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. Robert’s presentation included many breathtaking, jaw-dropping photographs and videos of work in progress as well as examples of iron castings to be examined at close-range. Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, September 27, 2017.

The talk was preceded by an organizational business meeting at which the CHRS FY2018 budget and a change to the by-laws were approved.

Robert Baird, Historical Arts and Castings, Inc.