In August 2009, Metal Man Restoration was hired by the US Government to perform the restoration of the exterior bronze gates at the front entranceway of the US Customs House (Alexander Hamilton Building). The gates date back to 1902, when the building was first built, and are a prominent feature of the entranceway.
When Metal Man Restoration received the gates in their facility, they were in poor condition. The gates were not functioning properly, with bronze caster wheels that were not turning correctly, and one was missing a large bronze finial section. The finish on the gates was also covered in old paint, dirt, and grime.
Metal Man Restoration’s restoration work on the gates took several months to complete. The work involved re-casting a new finial section and fabricating it into the existing gates, making welding repairs to the gate, and fixing the bronze caster wheels. Finally, the restoration work included recreating the original finish on the gates, which was a statutory bronze finish. The restoration of the gates ensured their continued use and preserved their historic value as a prominent feature of the US Customs House entranceway.
At Metal Man Restoration, we take pride in restoring even the most challenging historic artifacts. The restoration of the exterior bronze gates at the front entranceway of the US Customs House is a testament to our expertise in historic restoration and attention to detail. If you have a historic restoration project needing expert attention, we invite you to contact us today to discuss how we can help you preserve the architectural heritage and history of the United States.