Hydraulic Lime Plaster Chimney

Urbana, IL This masonry chimney was plastered with hydraulic lime plaster in a 3-coat process. The plaster was textured to match the plaster walls and ceiling and painted with a natural clay paint. The fireplace surround is bluestone.

Restored plaster chimney with bluestone fireplace surround

Arched Window Restoration

Urbana, IL *Residential Heritage Award winner* This distinctive arched window from the early 1900s was falling apart. Rather than replace the old-growth wooden frame, it was repaired with wood epoxy. Only the half-round in the sunburst had to be completely remade.

Historic Preservation

New Prairie Construction Company has an extensive portfolio of Historic Preservation and Historic Restoration projects, including homes built in the 19th century, the 1857 Cattle Bank (believed to be the oldest commercial building in Champaign county) and the 1914 Orpheum Theatre. Our team seeks continual education on historic techniques and the importance of historically sensitive […]

New Prairie Construction Company specializes in historic preservation