The city of Chicago is renowned for its rich history as a hub for modern industry and luxury. 35 East Wacker, originally known as the Jeweler's Building (built in 1926), channels Roman, Greek, and Gothic architecture with its intricate, decorative flourishes. The Jeweler's building was originally built to house and protect the city's diamond trade.
Designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and affectionately referred to as the "Jewel of Park Avenue," St. Bart's is a designated New York City landmark and is listed in the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Boston Valley is wrapping up the restoration of a new ornamental cartouche for Louis Sullivan’s Gage building in Chicago, Illinois. Designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan, the Gage Building’s Art Nouveau façade is emphasized with intricate vine and ivy motifs that complement geometric patterns. 3D renderings were taken of the existing original terra cotta pieces to inform […]
Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been making progress on the very detailed, ornamental terra cotta facade restoration of the Gage Building in Chicago. Designed by architect Louis Sullivan in 1899, the Gage Building’s Art Nouveau façade is emphasized with intricate vine and ivy motifs that complement geometric patterns. 3D renderings were taken of the original […]
Over Memorial Day weekend, The Coney Island History Project opened "Neptune Revisited: Terra Cotta Relics from the Childs Building, Last of Coney Island's Boardwalk Palaces," exhibiting terra cotta relics from the original Childs Restaurant Building, now the Seaside Park and Community Arts Center. The exhibition gives insight into the history of the popular boardwalk restaurant and the extensive process to restore the original 1924 building.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta was contracted to manufacture the terra cotta for the restoration of The Dymocks Building, in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Also known as “The Block”, the building has maintained its purpose as a retail center since it’s constructed in 1926. Often considered architect F.H.B. Wilton’s best-known building, the unique design is […]
In 2015, restoration was completed on the former Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board Building in Sydney, Australia. Built in 1939 by Australian architecture firm H.E. Budden and Mackey, the building is known for its glamorous Art Deco details and innovative 20th-century precast features. Materials on the building include marble, granite, bronze, brass and terra cotta, which Boston […]