We had the honor of receiving three awards from The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 2017. The Government House Museum in Saint Augustine was awarded Meritorious Achievement in the Field of Restoration/Rehabilitation. We did this project for the University of Florida. We were asked to replicate the exterior masonry/coquina finish from the 1930’s and…Details
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Saint Augustine on September 18, 2015, as part of the 450th Anniversary Celebration. Speaking from the Balcon de Los Reyes (The Kings Balcony) at The Government House Museum, he said: “It’s truly impressive to see how well the city has kept, has preserved its heritage”. And…Details
We love the idea of our blog; we can give you more information on some of our favorite projects than we could on the regular pages of our website. Here we’d like to tell you about The Hacienda Hotel. The Spanish Colonial Revival styled hotel was built in 1927 and designed by Thomas Reed Martin.…Details
The George Adderley House (built 1903) in Marathon, Florida Keys is one of the premier examples of “tabby construction” in the state. Tabby is a type of concrete made by burning oyster shells to create lime, then mixing it with water, sand, ash and broken oyster shells. Tabby was used by early Spanish settlers in…Details
Here are some famous people with ties to the plastering trade and thanks to folks from around the world we’ve learned of more people with ties to our plastering trade that we hope you will enjoy.