Stone Preservation Interns Wrap Up Their Summer At Woodlawn
For eight weeks this summer, the Woodlawn Conservancy teamed up with the World Monuments Fund and the International Masonry Institute to provide opportunities for twelve Interns to learn stone conservation. Specifically designed to introduce young people (18-24) to careers in historic preservation, participants learn stone identification, documentation of monuments and cleaning, caulking and pointing of stone.
As a class project the team completely restored the Archibald Gracie Family lot which memorializes the merchant who lived in what is known as the â€œMayorâ€™s House,â€ a Civil War General who died at the Battle of Petersburg and Archibald Gracie IV, recognized as â€œthe Hero of the Titanic.â€ The ambitious Interns also cleaned the Guggenheim Mausoleum, Piccirilliâ€™s â€œOutcast,â€ and the center of the Straus family mausoleum.
Two of the Interns will begin Apprenticeships at Woodlawn this month, working under the supervision of our Resident Craftsman, Robert Cappiello. This project was made possible with support from the World Monuments Fund, the Hickory Foundation, the Heckscher Foundation and the Dalio Family Foundation.
For a chance to see behind the scenes of our apprentices at work, join our members-only tour with our Resident Craftsman