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lincoln home



  Lincoln Home    

  Circa 1839··Greek Revival··Springfield, IL


  May, 1987-June, 1988

scope of work

  Restoration of all exterior and interior finishes. 

  River City Restorations was chosen by the National

  Park Service to undertake the comprehensive renovation

  & restoration of this national historic landmark.

  Structural work included tripling the load rating of the

  frame. Mechanical work included state of the art

  humidity control for the unusual requirement of museum

  artifacts and visitor tours. Over 10,000 pieces of exterior

  millwork were removed and catologed on computer

  drawings and replaced after conservation of wood and

  restoration of finishes. 




cornice bracket restoration 






before/during/after completion of historic preservation

house was enclose during winter to allow for uninterrupted work on the exterior, which allowed work to be completed during one season.

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