Welcome!

Welcome!

Stone Revival Historical Preservation specializes in the preservation and restoration of historic masonry found in cemeteries, monuments, memorials and architecture.

 

We are based in Indianapolis, Indiana and provide the following services throughout the continental United States:

Cemetery Preservation

Assessments: We can do a detailed assessment of each grave marker and other features such as historic landscaping, roads and structures within a cemetery. These assessments can then be used to create a long term Master Plan for ongoing preservation and routine maintenance.

Cleaning: Not all grave markers need to be cleaned and they should never be cleaned so aggressively as to make them look brand new. That is not the goal of historical preservation. We use only water and specialty chemicals designed for masonry preservation for all of our cleaning needs and clean by hand.

Resetting: All monuments are reset to the original position using a gravel/sand mixture. This mixture acts as a foundation and helps drain water away from the monument.

Repair: We make repairs using various mortars. When repair is not possible a limestone foundation is installed and the remaining pieces of the marker are mortared to the foundation.

Replacement Bases: Replacement bases are typically cut from limestone. In some cases we will pre-form a replacement with concrete. This is the most common method in the industry, but using limestone is more historically accurate.

Historic Fencing: We can restore the wrought and cast iron fencing that was popular during the Victorian Era.

Landscaping: We can do basic or extensive landscaping restoration.

Mapping: We can generate to-scale maps showing burial information for each plot.

Documentation: We also offer general documentation. This documentation can include an inventory of each grave marker, documentation of other items and structures within the cemetery and photographic databases.

Memorial displays: We can clean and preserve non-cemetery memorials made of limestone, marble, granite and bronze. (Damaged metal work requires the attention of a metal smith.)

Architectural Masonry: We offer preservation and restoration treatments for most architectural masonry.

Ethics and Standards of Practice

We use methods recommended by the Association for Gravestone Studies, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Chicora Foundation and others.

We endorse the following Codes of Ethics and Guidelines and Standards for Practice:

AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice

History and Historic Preservation Memberships

Association for Gravestone Studies
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Sons of the American Revolution


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