Reddick Mansion Front Door

Heritage Restoration has been accepted as the historic restoration contractor to restore Reddick Mansion in Ottowa, Illinois. This home, built in 1858, is one of the largest private residences in Illinois that predate the civil war. The first Lincoln-Douglas debate was viewed from its galleries. This exterior restoration will consist of the refinishing the over eighty window panels, cleaning of the historic glass, and abating of the lead paint.

 

Jefferson Texas Church

Project Overview

Heritage Restoration and Design was invited into this project by the pastor and church committee as design support for a local architect and was ultimately awarded a contract for a variety of components. Originally this church was constructed in the mid 1900s and unfortunately burned to the ground. It was later rebuilt but not to the same scale or architecture. In the early 2000s it was decided that an interior renovation was needed to bring back many of the lost elements during the reconstruction. Heritage, through its experience in this field, coordinated design elements with a local architecture firm and rough construction details with a local general contractor. Final installation of furnishings and artwork were completed by Heritage’s artisans.

 

LEED Staircase

One of Heritage’s recent restoration sites received an award. The Natural History Building of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, one of the world’s premiere green rating programs. Gold status attests that the renovation was conducted in a manner that placed a focus on environmental conservation. To prevent pollution renewable materials were utilized, in addition to the 76% of the construction waste that was recycled.

 

Heritage is happy to announce that we are an EPA Certified Lead Safe Firm. To achieve this classification for lead abatement, members of Heritage's staff have certified themselves in Right Renovate Lead Abatement Practices. This national certification requires that our workmen follow strict practices to identify lead based coatings, then contain and remove them safely.

 

Sir Michael Berlinger Vandalized Statue Interview

Heritage is pleased to report that one of our recent projects has been featured on both WMBD News and the Peoria Journal Star. An antique marble statue at the historic Springdale Cemetery had been vandalized. The outstretched hand of Jesus giving His Sermon on the Mount had been taken and, to date, has not been found. The Springdale Historic Preservation Foundation reached out to Heritage Restoration to repair the statue and carve a new hand.

 

Anthony Berlinger Piano

Project Overview

Heritage was tasked to restore an eighty-year-old Baldwin Acrosonic piano. This vintage instrument had become scratched and discolored after three generations of consecutive use. The piano was disassembled to allow access to the individual components. The original finish was stripped away, exposing the wood grain beneath. The cleaned piano surfaces received seven layers of stain and finish to create achieve a rich texture and shine. After a final tuning the piano was fully restored.


 

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