Wood Fabrication, Church Restoration for Jersey City State College., NJ

Hepburn Hall ca. 1920's, Jersey City State College

Location: Kennedy Ave., Jersey City, NJ

Scope of Work:

Restored architectural millwork and furniture in executive offices. Fabrication of six Gothic style arched mullion and leaded glass exterior solid white oak doors 3" thick, two diamond-inside-square mullion 2 over 5 Gothic exterior white oak doors, and replicated other interior doors, restoration of all trim and existing frames.

Restoration of all water-damaged plaster in Gothic-style Margaret Williams Theater, including patching of damaged flat plaster and replacement and casting of plaster rosettes and massive faux truss and beam moldings, faux-stone decorative stenciled painting of ornate plaster proscenium and decorative painting of faux trusses and beams, flat painting and restoration of oak wainscot decorative iron and brass.

Building listed in National Register of Historic Places.

Owner: Jersey City State College

NEO- GOTHIC BUILDING PRESERVATION
CUSTOM GOTHIC DOOR FABRICATION
CUSTOM GOTHIC OAK DOOR FABRICATION
CUSTOM HISTORIC DOOR FABRICATION
CUSTOM WHITE OAK GOTHIC DOOR

Fabrication of two types of exterior white oak doors.

CUSTOM GOTHIC DOOR WITH LEADED GLASS

Fabrication of six Gothic style arched mullion and leaded glass exterior solid white oak doors 3" thick, two diamond-inside-square mullion 2 over 5 Gothic exterior white oak 3" thick doors.

CUSTOM DOOR PRESERVATION
CUSTOM DOOR PRESERVATION

These doors were replaced by new replications.

DOORS TO BE REPLICATED
DOORS BEFORE RESTORATION

New doors Olek & Co. fabricated.

DOOR PRESERVATION BEFORE
CUSTOM OAK DOOR

The existing framing of the left exterior doors were restored.

The right doors are new replications of the original, below the original transom. The transom finish was matched in the doors.

CUSTOM GOTHIC DOORS AFTER
CUSTOM GOTHIC DOORS AFTER

Replicated exterior doors 3" thick, solid white oak construction.

GOTHIC STYLE THEATER PAINT RESTORATION BEFORE

The Margaret Williams Theater suffered from water leaks and its painted plaster ceiling and faux trusses had 10' diam. holes to be patched by us

DECORATIVE  PAINT RESTORATION DURING
DECORATIVE PAINTING RESTORATION AFTER

The unusual stenciled trusses had an alternating decorative painted pattern for the four trusses in each bay.

After

PLASTER RESTORATION BEFORE
PLASTER RESTORATION AFTER

The trusses, cast plaster, and 2' diam. ceiling ventilation rosettes were cast & restored by Olek's craftsmen, in about one month.

PLASTER RESTORATION BEFORE
PLASTER RESTORATION AFTER

The proscenium had damages from traffic as well as water.

PLASTER RESTORATION AFTER
PLASTER RESTORATION AFTER

THEATER PLASTER RESTORATION AFTER


By Peter Triestman

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