Nemours Mansion Wilmington, Deleware

Historic Restoration Gates of Nemours Mansion and Gardens Restoring a Grand Entrance For centuries, cast iron gates of all shapes and sizes have been the portal to everything from modest townhouses to grand mansions. Since 1910, the gates at Nemours Mansion and Gardens have led guests into what is considered the grandest estate ever constructed in the state of Delaware, …

Baruch College Facade New York, New York

Replication & Restoration Cast iron window and door frame assemblies History of the Building The Newman Library is the main library for the students and faculty at Baruch College. Located at 151 East 25th Street in Rose Hill, Manhattan, New York City, the building was formerly known as the Lexington building. Designed by architect J. William Schickel in the Italian Renaissance style, the building …

Cast Iron Art in Architecture

Replication & Restoration Various Projects Beaux-Arts Period Around 1830, cast iron exploded as an architectural and art form during the Beaux-Arts period. Influenced by the elaborate Beaux-Arts buildings and gardens in France, American architects found the perfect medium for their ornate designs: cast iron. Cast iron had been used earlier in smaller ornate installation such as elaborate fire backs, but …

Bow Bridge Urns

Replication & Restoration Cast Iron Urns History of the Bow Bridge and Urns Bow Bridge is one of the most iconic and photographed features of Central Park. Built in 1862, this Victorian-era bridge spans 60 feet across the Central Park Lake and connects Cherry Hill and the Ramble. Bow Bridge gets its name from its graceful arc shape which resembles …

Central Park Fountain Henderson Kentucky

Historic Restoration Cast Iron Fountain The Henderson, KY Central Park “Rebecca” Fountain returned to its former location in Central Park after an extensive restoration by Robinson Iron in Alexander City, AL. The fountain was reinstalled just in time to serve as a backdrop for fall festivals and holiday pictures. Designed and fabricated 18 years ago, it is a replica of …

Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse

Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse

Historic Restoration Iron-plated Lighthouse Since 1946, restoration, replication, custom casting and preservation of significant historic architectural treasures have been our passion. So when Robinson Iron was given the opportunity to restore one of the most famous lighthouses of the nineteenth century, The Tortugas Harbor Lighthouse, we knew we would be saving not only the structure, but the history of navigating …

Union Station Rostral Columns

Union Station Rostral Columns

Restoration / January 2017 Union Station Redevelopment Corporation In 2016-2017, the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) and Aeon Preservation Services called on Robinson Iron to restore the iconic rostral columns at Washington Union Station, a national landmark located in Washington, DC. Union Station History Built in 1907 and opened in 1908, Washington Union Station once served as a major rail transportation …

Jefferson Penn Square

The Jefferson at Penn Quarter Washington, DC Façade Restoration / April 2004 This important building in our nation’s capital housed Clara Barton’s offices during the Civil War. The preservation and restoration of the structure involved removal of the façade, cataloging and replication of missing components. A new steel support armature was engineered, fabricated and installed to hold the restored cast …

Baltimore Basilica

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Baltimore, Maryland Perimeter Fencing Restoration / September 2006 Winner of 2009 Institute of Honor Award for Architecture – AIA Restoration of Henry Benjamin Latrobe’s cathedral masterpiece involved the cataloging, removal, restoration and installation of the restored gates and perimeter fence. Robinson Iron’s crews removed the fence and …

101 Spring Street

Donald Judd Museum and Studio 101 Spring Street New York City, New York Facade Restoration / January 2013 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award 2013 Restoration of the mid nineteenth century cast iron facade involved the cataloging, removal, restoration and re-installation of restored materials. The two sided, five story, 1870 façade at this address is attributed to Nicholas Whyte, architect. Its …