Scribbles Worth Saving

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Journal, Material Conservation

Often in the restoration and renovation process, little gems of history hidden within buildings are overlooked and lost forever. When measuring the Judge’s bench at the Colorado County Courthouse, I noticed a very faint penciled inscription written upside-down on the interior of a desk drawer. After some photography and digital manipulation the inscription became clear: […]

Historic Cork Flooring Uncovered at Colorado County Courthouse

Historic Cork Flooring Uncovered at Colorado County Courthouse

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Current Projects, Journal

Recent construction work in the Colorado County Courthouse required one of the existing platforms in the District Courtroom to be moved.  The platform, which supports a modified original 1890s desk, was carefully lifted onto rollers and moved approximately ten feet.  The relocation revealed a section of early cork carpeting dating to 1913. Cork was a […]