Harper County Courthouse

(913) 227-0251

Courthouse Porch

Harper County Courthouse
Porch & Stair Removal and Restoration

Kansas University Information Center

Kansas University Information Center
New Construction

Soldiers & Sailors National Monument

Soldiers & Sailors National Monument
Masonry Restoration

A Man Restoring Steel Window

Stearman Aircraft Hanger - McConnell AFB
Steel Window Restoration



At Pishny Restoration Services, we take great pride in our workmanship and strictly adhere to the Department of the Interior National Park Service's historic restoration guidelines on every project we complete.



PROJECTS

Stearman Aircraft Hanger Restoration

STEARMAN AIRCRAFT HANGER - McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS

Historic Stearman Aircraft Hanger the manufacturer of the Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplanes.

  • Steel Window Restoration
  • Interior Plaster Restoration
  • Exterior Stucco Restoration
  • Interior Masonry Restoration

Stained Glass Restoration

NEWBERN APARTMENTS STAINED GLASS RESTORATION - Kansas City, MO

  • Handcrafted bevelled glass
  • Restoration and Repair of lead caming
  • Custom fabrication of metal window framing
  • Cement all-glass back into the frame

Hodgeman County Courthouse

HODGEMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Jetmore, KS

The Hodgeman County Courthouse is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1929 and is still in full use today. Beautiful Art Deco architectural elements throughout.

Grants from the Heritage Trust Fund are allowing us to repair and restore the original Browne Windows.

  • Browne Steel Window Restoration

Harper County Courthouse

HARPER COUNTY COURTHOUSE - Anthony, KS

Built-in 1907, the courthouse replaced a smaller and more modest courthouse and represented the county's prosperity at the time. George P. Washburn, a prominent Kansas architect, designed the courthouse. The courthouse's design features four corner towers and a clock tower at the center of the building. The west and east entrances to the building feature stone porches.

  • Removal and restoration of two stone porches
  • Masonry restoration
  • Stair Replacement
  • Foundation Stabilization

Pickwick Hotel Restoration

PICKWICK HOTEL - Kansas City, MO

Pickwick Hotel where President Henry S. Truman penned the famous Pickwick Papers.

  • Steel Window Restoration
  • Window Glazing
  • Window Opening Repairs

Rock Creek Log Cabin Restoration

ROCK CREEK LOG CABIN - Westmoreland, KS

Built-in 1867 by Henry Labbe and relocated from Neuchatel, KS

  • Hand-hewn log replacement
  • Chinking
  • Aging of logs to historically accurate colour

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MONUMENT - Des Moines, IA

Soldiers and Sailors Monument restoration repairs to the base of this 135' tall historic monument. Only highly qualified contractors were permitted to submit a proposal for the work which narrowed the competition to three bidders including ourselves. However, on bid day we were the only bidder due to the high level of difficulty this project presented.

  • Masonry Cleaning
  • Petrographic Mortar Analysis & Sand Gradation
  • Lime Putty Mortar Re-pointing
  • Natural Cement Mortar Re-pointing
  • Masonry Patching
  • Caulking
  • Foundation Stabilization

Chalmette National Cemetery

CHALMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY - National Historical Park - Chalmette, LA

Historic Chalmette National Cemetery restoration of damaged grave markers, iron fence, GAR monument and cannon restoration damaged during Hurricane Katrina.

  • Masonry Restoration
  • Custom Casting - Duplication of Missing Iron Pieces
  • Bronze Restoration - G.A.R Monument
  • Iron Gate Restoration
  • Monument Restoration
  • Marble Restoration and Repair - 78 Marble Grave Markers
  • Iron Restoration - Iron Ornamental Fence

Fort Larned National Historic Site

FORT LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - 1867 era North Officer's Quarters HS9 - Ft. Larned, KS

Stabilization and restoration of the officer's quarters building located at the Fort Larned National Historic Site in Larned, Kansas. This is a unique structure in that it is constructed of sandstone which has been vandalized over a period of about 100 years. The vandalism is carved into the exterior sandstone and contains markings from the original soldiers stationed at the Fort in the 1860s. Due to the extremely "soft" sandstone and its rapid deterioration from weathering, a critical portion of our scope of work was to consolidate the exterior sandstone to preserve the carvings in their current state. We also excavated the perimeter of the structure exposing the sandstone spread footings which required 100% repointing and foundation waterproofing.

  • National Park Service - Larned, KS
  • Plaster Restoration
  • Glazing
  • Door Restoration
  • Structural Corrections
  • Wood Shingle Roofing and Lead Coated Copper Flashing & Guttering
  • Masonry Restoration
  • Window Restoration
  • Carpentry Restoration - Wood Floors, Interior Trim
  • Door Fabrication
  • ADA Walkway & Entrance Upgrades
  • Petrographic Mortar Analysis & Sand Gradation
  • Window Fabrication
  • Painting
  • Foundation Waterproofing

Fort Leavenworth Bridge

FORT LEAVENWORTH BRIDGE - Ft. Leavenworth Army Base, Leavenworth, KS

Fort Leavenworth is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River and has devoted more than 170 years of service to the nation. In 1881, General William T. Sherman established the school of application for cavalry and infantry. That school evolved into the US Army Command and General Staff College which is still at Fort Leavenworth.

  • Masonry and Tunnel Restoration of the bridge.

Missouri Governor's Mansion

MISSOURI GOVERNOR'S MANSION - Jefferson City, MO

The Missouri Governor's mansion was designed by St. Louis Architect, George Ingham Barnett. The home took seven months to construct and cost $74, 960 to build and partially furnished. Most of the work was performed by prisoners of the nearby penitentiary.

  • Brick Paver Cleaning & Repair

St Francis Band Shell

ST FRANCIS BAND SHELL - St. Francis, KS

The Bandshell and amphitheater, name the "Rose Bowl", was built in 1934 with WPA workers who used local materials salvaged from the old jail building. Designed by Howard T. Sawhill. Kansas and National Historic Registries.

  • Stucco & Concrete
  • Window Restoration
  • Carpentry Restoration
  • Painting
  • Door Fabrication

Kansas University Information Center & Bus Stop

KANSAS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION CENTER & BUS STOP - Lawrence, KS

  • New construction of information center and bus stop on the campus of Kansas University.

Black Archives of Mid Missouri

BLACK ARCHIVES OF MID MISSOURI - National Register of Historic Places - Kansas City, MO

Restoration of exterior and interior historic masonry. This two-story limestone structure constructed in 1909 for the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department for the storage of parks maintenance equipment and the horses they used to pull their implements. The limestone units had deteriorated due to ta repointing of the mortar joints with a hard and less vapor permeable portland cement mortar. This mortar caused the limestone to be the weak link in the wall system causing severe spalling on the face. Also adding to the deterioration of the exterior walls was extensive vegetation including vines covering the elevations.

  • Masonry Restoration - Interior & Exterior
  • Masonry Consolidation
  • Door Restoration and Fabrication - Large Glazed Exterior Doors
  • Custom Mortar Analysis & Matching
  • Window Restoration

Santa Fe Railway Depot

DODGE CITY TRAIN STATION - Dodge City, KS

The original station structure was built by the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway in 1896 to a design by James C. Holland and Company, a Topeka firm, in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style.

  • Window Restoration
  • Storm Window Fabrication & Installation
  • Glazing
  • Repair & Paint Soffits

Springfield City Hall

SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL - Springfield, MO

  • Window Fabrication & Restoration
  • Carpentry
  • Glazing

Missouri Capital Building

MISSOURI CAPITAL BUILDING - Jefferson City, MO

The Missouri State Capitol was built in 1915 covering nearly three acres and is a symmetrical building of the Roman renaissance style designed by Tracy & Swarthout from New York.

  • Fountain Repairs
  • Governor's Office Door

Wyeth Tootle Mansion

WYETH TOOTLE MANSION - St Joseph, MO

Built-in 1879, by William and Eliza Wyeth. Architect E.J. Eckel to the specifications of the Wyeth's requesting a mansion that resembling the castles they had seen on the Rhine River as they traveled throughout Germany.

  • Exterior Wood Repairs
  • Painting
  • Window Fabrication & Restoration
  • Door Restoration

Indigo Wild Headquarters

INDIGO WILD HEADQUARTERS - Kansas City, MO

  • Metal Window Fabrication
  • Metal Window Restoration
  • Masonry Repairs

Topeka Cemetery

TOPEKA CEMETERY - Mausoleum Restoration - Topeka, KS

Restoration of three historic mausoleums constructed in the late 19th century. These are earthen limestone mausoleums with large iron entry doors. The limestone units had deteriorated due to a repointing of the mortar joints with a hard and less vapor permeable portland cement mortar and poor drainage along the backside of the facade wall. The iron doors were not operable and were very deteriorated with large areas rusted through and exhibited extensive rust jacking.

  • Stone and Iron Door Restoration - Custom Fabrication Using High Heat, Anvils and Hammers
  • Masonry Restoration - Stone Duplication & Installation
  • Tooling - Historically Accurate Beaded Profiles
  • Masonry Duplication & Replacement
  • Weatherproofing & Painting

Kansas City Cold Storage

KANSAS CITY COLD STORAGE - National Register of Historic Places - Kansas City, MO

Restoration of the exterior historic masonry and the interior finish work including restoration of existing surfaces and the application of new finishes. This is an eight-story brick masonry structure constructed in the Tudor Revival architectural style. The masonry condition was deteriorating rapidly due to the condition of the original lime putty mortar joints and the condition of the roof structure. Extensive environmental staining also had hidden the beauty of the original masonry and terra cotta elements.

  • Masonry Restoration - Exterior
  • Interior Brick Masonry
  • Window Restoration
  • Painting - Historically Accurate Color Match
  • Mortar Analysis & Testing
  • Interior Finish Work
  • Carpentry Restoration

Alexander Majors House

ALEXANDER MAJORS HOUSE - Kansas City, MO

Alexander Majors are most famous for ventures with Pony Express and creating a commercial portal for the westward expansion of the United States. His home was built in 1856.

  • Storm Window Fabrication
  • Storm Window Installation

Hiawatha Memorial Hall

HIAWATHA MEMORIAL HALL - Hiawatha, KS

  • Exterior Window Reconstruction and Restoration
  • Plaster Repair
  • Masonry Repair
  • Rebuild Window Sashes and Frames
  • Door Fabrication

Key Construction Corporate Offices

KEY CONSTRUCTION CORPORATE OFFICES - Kansas City, MO

  • Window Openings
  • Interior Sandblasting (walls and ceilings)
  • Masonry Repairs
  • Brick Replacement

St Mary's Episcopal Church

ST MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 1857 National Register of Historic Places - Kansas City, MO

  • Repair Stained Glass Windows
  • Repair Window Frames
  • Painting

Pony Express Barn

PONY EXPRESS BARN, Marysville, KS

First Pony Express Station in Kansas.

  • Timber Repairs
  • Roof Replacement

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

SISTERS OF CHARITY OF LEAVENWORTH - Chapel - Leavenworth, KS

Restoration of the historic eight-foot diameter wood rose windows, perimeter stained glass windows and the stained glass window sills. The interior of the chapel which was constructed in the early 1900s is kept extremely warm with no humidification in the winter months. This condition caused the interior woodwork to shrink tremendously. Literally, the highly detailed interior windows and sills were pulling from their fasteners and splitting apart.

  • Rose Window Restoration
  • Carpentry Restoration
  • Window Fabrication & Installation
  • Painting - Matching
  • Steel Window Frame Restoration

Ame Campbell Church

AME CAMPBELL CHURCH - National Register of Historic Places - Atchison, KS

  • Exterior historic stucco repairs and restoration
  • Exterior Historic Limestone
  • Mortar Restoration
  • Exterior Painting

Bailey House Log Cabin

BAILEY HOUSE LOG CABIN - Lyndon, KS

Restoration of a log cabin built in 1870, by Wells P. Bailey and symbolizes a transition of two cultures. It stands today as a reminder of both our Native American and Pioneer heritage.

  • New Footings & Exterior Drainage
  • Hand-hewn Log Replacement & Chinking & Daubing
  • Window Restoration
  • Walnut Shell Blast Wood Floor and Finish

Dodge City Cowboy Monument

DODGE CITY COWBOY MONUMENT - Dodge City, KS

Designed and sculpted in 1927, by pioneer dentist Dr O.H. Simpson using a live model, Joe Sughrue a former cowboy and later sheriff of Dodge City.

Restoration of the Cowboy Monument

  • Restoration of the monument base
  • Brass monument sign restoration
  • Cowboy Statue restoration

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Call us to discuss your next historic restoration project at (913) 227-0251.