About The Limestone Thin Sections

About the Limestone Thin Sections

Illustration No. 1 (Sample CM-3) is a photograph of a highly thinned piece of limestone viewed under the magnification of a polarizing microscope. The small sample of stone was thinned by grinding and polishing after havingbeen cemented to a glass…

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The Confederate Monument Preservation Assessment

The Confederate Monument Preservation Assessment

The State of Alabama contracted with McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc. through the Alabama Historical Commission to undertake a condition study of their Confederate Monument that was built over many years beginning in 1886. The tall limestone monument stands just outside the north…

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A Few Words About Ooids And Oolites

A Few Words About Ooids and Oolites

OOIDS are a distinctive type of sand that usually form on the sea floor. After they have been buried under additional sediment, such sand grains can be fused into a solid mass of sedimentary rock known as an OOLITE. The…

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State Of Iowa Monuments Survey, Spring 2002

State of Iowa Monuments Survey, Spring 2002

A contract for the assessment of nearly thirty monuments in the State of Iowa was awarded to McKay Lodge Inc. in January 2002. Most of the monuments are located on the grounds of the State Capitol in Des Moines; others…

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Weld Repairs to Lead Sculpture: Challenging Work

In an effort to become adept in the treatment of outdoor lead sculpture it was apparent that new skills were needed for structurally repairing and cosmetically correcting typical problems encountered when faced with lead sculptures which have been outdoors for…

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Maintenance at Fort McHenry

In October 2000, McKay Lodge, Inc. completed the conservation work on the bronze and stone monuments at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland. The work was performed under the direction of Nancy Kurtz, Monuments Survey Administrator for the Maryland Historical Trust and…

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Maintenance: Maryland Military Monuments

We will be providing the maintenance and maintenance repairs to twenty-six monuments for the State of Maryland located throughout the state during the Spring of 2002. This contract is monitored by the Maryland Military Monuments Commission, a division of the…

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Conservation Of The Monuments At Vicksburg Mississippi

Conservation of the Monuments at Vicksburg Mississippi

The National Park Service (NPS) of the Department of the Interior awarded the contract for performing maintenance of monuments at Vicksburg National Military Park to McKay Lodge Art Conservation, Inc. Twelve of the larger stone and bronze monuments were selected…

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