Category: Historic Preservation

Kronenberger & Sons Restoring Connecticut State Capital Skylights

KSR was really excited to be chosen to work on restoration efforts once again at our State Capital in Hartford, Connecticut. During this extensive project, KSR served as the General Contractor for the project. We were responsible for overseeing the replacement of the Capitols’ atrium skylights and the subsequent restoration required following the installation of the new skylights. This project represents the first major work done on the Capitol in almost 40 years, and the KSR team was honored to be part of this monumental undertaking. The $1.62 million contract for the work began once the 2023 Legislative Session concluded…

Our Approach to Restoring Historic Windows

We restore a lot of wood windows and doors here at Kronenberger & Sons, so we’ve developed a pretty comprehensive approach to bringing them back to life – to “like new” condition if you will. One thing that makes us unique here at KSR is that we have divisions dedicated to the different components of a restoration project. One of those dedicated areas is our windows and doors shop. Our thorough restoration practices, starting with assessment and ending with precise paint thicknesses, allows us to offer expert, consistent work on every window we work on. Because we have a focused…

Why Restore?

Rich with history and character, older buildings require a different mindset and approach to their upgrades and stewardship. Historic buildings present a different set of variables and challenges. Materials can be hard to find or replace, experienced tradespeople can be tough to locate, and working on something that already exists is always tougher than starting from scratch and building new. This being said, why go to the extra trouble, and usually additional expense, to restore your older building? Restoration is Practical and Philosophical For many of us, restoring an old place closer to its original condition, or simply maintaining its…

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Norwalk Public Library

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Railroad Museum of New England

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UConn Avery Point Lighthouse

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Chicopee City Hall

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