An analysis of wood window restoration at the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument, Washington D.C.
Wojcik, Paige Michelle
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The President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, located in Washington D.C., is currently being restored to serve as a future house museum operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Detailed restoration of all windows and doors on the exterior of the home has been progressing over the course of the past year. This thesis is an analysis of window restoration technique and planning methodology employed at the site, how these compare to a variety of conventional methods, and their potential value at other historic sites. The process chosen for window restoration will be critiqued on the basis of personal experience, feedback from the Project Director and restoration team, and analysis of the final restored product. In addition to the academic pursuits of this thesis, I also hope to advocate and educate about this almost unknown presidential site and national monument in the nation’s capital.