Respect for the original architectural design or architect must remain steadfast. Great care needs to be taken to ensure that new construction shall be compatible with the historic materials, features, size, scale and proportion to protect the integrity of the property and its environment. The new construction must be undertaken in such a manner that, if removed in the future, the essential form and candor of the historic property would be unscathed. Kansas City has a long history of great architects , such as Shepard, Farrar, and Wiser; Alice Walton; Edward Delk; Root and Siemens; Smith, Rea and Lovitt; Howe, Hoit and Cutler; John Van Brunt; Adriance Van Brunt; and Courtlandt Van Brunt, only to mention a few.
The Keeper of the Paris of the Plains,’ is the Midwest’s premier custom fountain builder. We are proud to include KU Medical Center and Benedictine College as past clients. Having created and built fountains and water features for numerous companies, organizations and for many private residences, The Masons Co. implements the type of skilled masonry craftsmanship that is pivotal to a long-lasting fountain whose magnificence is timeless.
Feeling incomplete because of missing stones or bricks? Troubled by bowing or bulging walls? Plagued by mortar joints or vertical corner cracks? The answer is to hire an experienced, reputable and smart Kansas City masonry company. But the answer is two-fold and the second part of the answer is to make
The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terracotta from the medieval associations of tradesmen. Terracotta was treasured as a design component for centuries because of its durability as a construction material and its beauteous and opulent demeanor. Weighing roughly one tenth as much as stone, terracotta can be molded and fired
Lime mortar is a type of mortar composed of lime and an aggregate such as sand, mixed with water. It is one of the oldest known types of mortar, dating back to the 4th century BC and widely used in Ancient Rome and Greece, when it largely replaced the clay
Guilds are and have always been associations of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guilds were formed as fraternities of tradesmen
What is the indicator whether a building or structure is historical or not? Once it reaches the centennial mark, each is classified as such in regards to its masonry. As more and more of Kansas City’s properties reach that milestone, our company shoulders a very important responsibility in safeguarding the exteriors of many