Historic Restoration

Baskerville Hall


The Pennsylvania black slate that replaced the original Buckingham slate, although beautiful, proved to be very absorbent and through multiple freeze-thaw cycles lasted a very short time, only 30 years. After careful study and research, Buckingham slate was found to be the best material for the job. This time the slate was laid on special pressure treated plywood and sleepers to create a roof system that should last 100 years.  Also, the project scope of work included the complete replacement of the terra cotta coping stones and restoration of the parapet walls. 

The scope of work included the complete restoration of the historical facades, replacement of all decorative terra cotta pieces throughout and rehabilitation or replacement of all facade structural steel supports and the restoration of all schist stone.

Baskerville Hall is a historical building protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.