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 […]
The Seaside Park and Community Arts Center is one step closer to completion. The once dull Coney Island Childs Restaurant’s nautical motif has been restored to its former glory. Each piece — from Poseidon to the sailing ships and sea creatures — have been painstakingly brought back to life through hours of carving and hand-painted finishes. Click […]
Work is underway on another restoration project of a beautiful atmospheric style theater from the late 1920’s. The Capitol Theatre in Flint, Michigan was originally built in 1928 for the W.S. Butterfield chain of theaters. The new ownership team of Uptown Investment Corp and Whiting Co. plan to reopen the theater as a performing arts […]
The Chinese Teahouse in Newport Rhode Island is in the process of receiving new terra cotta roof tiles, crafted and glazed at Boston Valley Terra Cotta to match the the historic structures original jade green roof.