Originally constructed in 1821, Harvard University's Dana Palmer House underwent a comprehensive restoration, including the roof balustrades and rails.
The University’s goal was to visually recreate the original railing system while working within the Cambridge Historic Commission’s regulations.
The General Contractor, Mark Truant & Associates, presented us with historic photographs of the original railings, which we used as guides to reproduce this new balustrade system. Partnering with Spectis Moulders, we created a true-to-period railing system manufactured from high-density Polyurethane, blending the historic with the contemporary.
Our ability to create custom-designed, low-maintenance products enables us to provide the ideal solution to our customers, no matter the scope or complexity of their project. The Dana Palmer restoration gained wide recognition, receiving the 2007 Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award.