Restoration of historic landmarks, buildings, fountains and other cultural resources of historical significance — these are the keys to preserving the beauty of our heritage and our public spaces. Robinson Iron is an established, highly qualified firm specializing in the historical restoration and preservation of historical cast iron, aluminum, and bronze. Since 1946, our artisans have built a reputation for unmatched craftsmanship as we have restored landmarks across cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Dallas, and elsewhere. Robinson Iron specializes in the historic restoration of cast metal facades, art pieces, and sculpted ornamentations adorning historic properties throughout the United States and beyond. Over the years, we have worked hard to become the best in the business, earning the trust of city managers, businesses, and universities across the country. Our artisans have built a reputation for unmatched craftsmanship as we have helped with the historic preservation of landmarks in cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Dallas, and elsewhere.
>What Is Historic Restoration? Historic restoration of cast iron and other metals involves using various processes to return historic structures to their original beauty. The restoration process includes comparing the object's existing condition with historical photos and other documentation, performing repairs, removing later additions, and custom-casting replicas where needed — all while attempting to preserve as much of the historical materials as possible. The goal is not necessarily to return things to a "like-new" appearance, but rather to bring the structure back to a previous time when it was appreciated and a vital part of the environment.