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.
Rockland Stucco Analysis
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
3810 Mount Pleasant Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Rockland is a landmark building in East Fairmount Park. One of a string of early nineteenth century villas in the park, Rockland exemplifies Federal Style elegance with cubic massing, a square floor plan, elliptical fanlights and Chinese Chippendale Balustrades. The Conservancy leased the building to the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia in 2002 and served as the preservation contractor for the building restoration. Conservation of Rockland’s original pebble-dash stucco comprised a major part of the project. Conservators researched historic compositions and installation techniques for pebble-dash stucco, analyzed the composition of the existing stucco, prepared specifications for stucco replication, grouted and reattached loose areas and supervised the replication of missing areas by specialized contractors.