Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Ironwork on the Capitol Dome – Membership Meeting

Posted on September 25th, 2017

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.