Our Services

Fairmount Park Conservancy's architectural conservation staff offers a full complement of building restoration and preservation maintenance services throughout the Philadelphia metro region. Our conservators possess the educational background that allows us to make sound preservation decisions based on an understanding of the building’s history and materials while balancing the financial needs of the client. Our award-winning staff possess many years of experience preserving historic structures ranging from National Historic Landmarks to vernacular barns. Whether you are looking for conservation, project management or simple maintenance, Fairmount Park Conservancy should be your first call.

For more information, contact Lucy Strackhouse, the Conservancy's Senior Director of Preservation and Property management at 215-607-3494 or lstrackhouse@fairmountparkconservancy.org.

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Masonry Conservation

Comprehensive masonry services

The Conservancy offers comprehensive services to identify causes of masonry deterioration, develop a conservation strategy and implement treatments. From stabilizing a weathered grave marker to developing appropriate mortar mixes for a re-pointing campaign, the Conservancy can help to solve masonry problems.

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Wood Conservation

Preserving historic structures

Most historic structures include a variety of wooden structural and decorative elements from windows and doors to roofs and framing systems. Conservators apply an approach that seeks to preserve original material wherever possible and, as necessary, create replacement elements to complement the old.

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Decorative Finishes + Plaster

Restoring historic interiors

Restoring historic interiors requires a certain delicacy and the Conservancy’s talented staff of historic conservators has the experience and refined skills required to tackle the most intricate details. From early colonial to art deco, the Conservancy’s team will successfully execute your interior project.

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Project Management

Projects of all sizes

The Conservancy has managed projects of all sizes for city agencies and non-profit organizations. The Conservancy offers their professional experience to help their clients define the scope of a project, manage the decision process, bid work, select contractors and oversee construction from the conditions survey to the treatment report.

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Public Art Conservation

Continued conservation

Public art works and other outdoor sculpture require regular conservation to address preservation challenges that can range from skateboarding damage to graffiti. Public art services include conditions surveys, conservation treatments, graffiti removal and maintenance.

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Maintenance, Planning, and Implementation

Comprehensive maintenance management and implementation services

A strong maintenance plan and implementation strategy provides the tools you need to protect your preservation investment. The Conservancy can work with you to identify maintenance needs, specify materials and methods for maintenance and can provide comprehensive maintenance management and implementation services.

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Gravestone and Cemetery Conservation

Conserving and restoring places of rest

The Conservancy offers a number of services to conserve and restore gravestones and monuments. From cleaning to re-pointing to resetting headstones, the Conservancy will take great care to successfully conserve and restore these places of rest throughout the Philadelphia region.

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Hands-on Workshops

Workshops for homeowners, organizations, and businesses

The Conservancy is pleased to present a series of workshops for the owners and aspiring owners of historic homes throughout the Philadelphia region. Attendees will have a great opportunity to learn about the best practices for the restoration and maintenance of older and historic homes.

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Internships and Apprenticeships

Hands-on experience in historic preservation and conservation

The Conservancy offers internships and apprenticeships for its architectural conservation program. Interns receive hands-on experience in historic preservation and conservation, performing a variety of preservation carpentry projects, masonry repairs, and painting and maintenance activities throughout the Philadelphia region.

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