College of the Holy Cross Maintains Authenticity through Revamping of Iconic Building

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Melton Classics, a company focusing on the construction of pillars and columns, successfully completes restoration of a 150-year-old building

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Fenwick Hall is one example of how we put our heart and soul into a project. We admire the historic value of the building, and so we did our best to capture that in our work.

The iconic signature building of Fenwick Hall, located on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, recently underwent an extensive facelift. One-hundred-fifty years of harsh weather conditions had deteriorated the impressive Roman Corinthian wood porch columns on the exterior, which were in a state of disrepair. A local column company that operates on a national level, Melton Classics, restored the pillars with authentic materials and construction.

Of utmost importance to the college was that the authenticity of the building not be sacrificed.

“The ability to authentically replicate the pillars, capitals, bases and plinths was critical in selecting a manufacturer,” said Mark Savolis, archivist for the College of the Holy Cross. “Quality of construction, price and the ability to deliver the columns prior to the start of the fall semester were also critical factors.”

This is not the first restoration project that Melton Classics has tackled – far from it. The company has completed numerous projects country-wide, focusing on renovation and replication. From fiberglass columns to balustrades and quality cornice mouldings, the company has successfully mastered the art of creating beautiful architecture.

“We pride ourselves on our deep industry knowledge and expertise – factors that enable us to effectively and authentically replicate historic columns,” said Mel Fuller, owner of Melton Classics. “Fenwick Hall is one example of how we put our heart and soul into a project. We admire the historic value of the building, and so we did our best to capture that in our work.”

About Melton Classics
For over two decades, Melton Classics has been the industry leader in providing the quality conscious consumer with architectural columns in a wide selection of the finest maintenance free and low maintenance materials at amazingly competitive prices. Melton Classics has provided its architectural columns on projects throughout the United States on projects ranging from a small front porch to extensive commercial projects. In addition to its broad selection of column products Melton Classics also offers an extensive offering of balustrade, cornice, moulding and millwork products.

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