Historic Restoration

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Applying the measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials of a historic property. Preservation work generally focuses on the ongoing maintenance and repair of historic fabric rather than extensive replacement or new construction.


Rockwell Hall Metcalf Reconstruction Adapting a property for continuing or new compatible use through repair, alteration, and additions, while preserving those portions or features that convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values.


Accurately depicting the form, materials, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time. Restoration retains as much of the historic period fabric as possible. Inconsistent features may need to be removed and missing features faithfully reconstructed in accordance with the restoration period.


Depicting by means of new construction the form, materials, features, and character of a historic property that no longer exists, as it appeared at a particular period of time, in its historic location.

2007 09 02 038 Arbour is expert in the practice of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction. We are here and ready to serve as today’s caretaker so as to endeavor to ensure future generations have and hold what we hold so dear to us today.

Understanding the character defining features of a property and prescribing the appropriate treatment
require specialized experience and knowledge. Arbour’s staff is trained in materials and methods of construction, building design, code compliance, and architectural history.

2007 09 02 049 Historic preservation is not simply a matter of competently repairing a building or altering it for a new use. It requires a creative design process just as a new building does. This involves collecting and analyzing information, evaluating the impact or alternative treatments, conceptualizing how the building may be used or interpreted in the future, and then implementing a series of coordinated design decisions to achieve a set of project goals.

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