A Conger Goodyear House
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ICR provided conservation design services

ICR conducted analyses and testing for the conservation of the modern concrete residence.

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Comprehensive Conservation Services
• Finishes analysis
• Mortar analysis
• Development of non-destructive cleaning methods
• Development of refinishing techniques
• Development of conservation repair methods & materials

The A. Conger Goodyear House has been dubbed “one of the most important Modernist houses of its era in the Northeastern United States”, by The World Monuments Fund (WMF).  In 2001, the house was put on WMF’s Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites.

ICR designed and implemented a testing program to develop the methods and materials for the building’s conservation.  Laboratory testing included a finishes analysis of representative interior wall, ceiling and decorative elements, and selected exterior locations of the house and mortar analysis of the exterior brick.  In-situ tests included cleaning and refinishing tests on the interior masonry.