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The renovation of the interior lobby of this historic structure included removal of 100 years' worth of "modernizations" and restoration of the newly exposed building stone. The project also included restoration of the green and white marble wainscoting and reconstruction of the historic mosaic floor which required the fabrication of over 6,000 individual tesseraesome less that 0.7 cm (1/4") square with each piece hand-shaped and color-matched to reproduce the original construction.
During restoration of the newly exposed building stone, carvings of names and poems were discovered scratched into the stone which the National Park Service traced back to a period during the monument's construction when it was used as a Union prison camp for captured Confederate soldiers. Great care was taken by Professional Restoration to preserve these reminders of our nation's past.
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