Historic Preservation

Posted July 6, 2017
  • Using a syringe filled with a breathable, lime-based injection grout, Federico and his team filled the voids of Franklin’s marble grave marker. Photo by Rebecca Elias Abboud & Denise Henhoeffer.

PennDesign Alumni Restore Benjamin Franklin's Grave Marker

Recently, two alumni of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at PennDesign led the restoration of Benjamin Franklin's grave marker at Christ Church Burial Ground. Materials Conservation Co., LLC owner and principal architectural conservator John Carr and senior conservator Marco Federico managed the six-week long restoration project. Read the full Penn Spotlights article here.

PennDesign Alumni Restore Benjamin Franklin’s Grave Marker