Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Slip Casting, Architectural Terra Cotta, Restoration, Masonry

Terra Cotta Facade at Irvington Town Hall Undergoes Architectural Restoration

Irvington Town Hall is a restoration project of a historic 1902 building designed by architect, A.J. Manning in Irvington, NY. The structure was built in classic revival style of architecture, inspired by Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. Originally constructed to accommodate the needs of the time, the Irvington Town Hall became a multi purpose building with government administration as well as concert hall/theater located on the 3rd floor.

The space was a popular venue for various performances for 60 years until changes in fire and health codes deemed the building unsuitable for public use. The building remained unused for twenty years until it re-opened in 1980 thanks to local citizens organizing in order to bring their cherished landmark back into use.

It has been 38 years since the Irvington Town Hall has reopened its doors as a hub of local art and culture; but now they are poised to do so. Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been working with the people in Irvington to restore pieces of the outer facade to give life back to this historic building. Masonry units are currently being developed by the team at Boston Valley to create perfect reproductions of the original masonry.

Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Slip Casting, Architectural Terra Cotta, Restoration, Masonry

A masonry unit that will eventually become a corner piece on the Irvington Town Hall terra cotta facade.

 

Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Slip Casting, Architectural Terra Cotta, Restoration, Masonry

One of the molds used to create one of the masonry units.

 

Irvington Town Hall Theater, Irvington, NY, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Slip Casting, Architectural Terra Cotta, Restoration, Masonry

Detail shot of one of the masonry units.