• Knox Masonry

The Fort Knox Restoration Project

Updated: Apr 9, 2019


from the newsletter

Spring 2004 The Friends of Fort Knox reported that a significant masonry restoration project was undertaken at the National Historic Landmark last summer that targeted interior granite joints. The contractor, Knox Masonry, focused on repointing the interior east facing granite wall that had a large amount of degraded mortar and vegetation growing between the mortar joints.

The Friends conferred with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and Maine State Historic Preservation Office prior to beginning the project. Samples of the original mortar used in Fort construction were analyzed and upon recommendation from the State Historic Preservation Office, a natural cement mix was recommended, which mirrors what would have been used in the 19th Century. The mortar mix, Rosendale natural cement, is quite expensive costing approximately $64 a bag. The work was undertaken by Knox Masonry, Bucksport, by mason David Leeman, who is certified by the Maine Historic Preservation Office in masonry restoration work. Prior to granite block repointing, Leeman repaired two interior brick walls that were likely damaged by visitors kicking at the walls. The masonry work is expected to continue during 2014.



Call Us Today: 207-469-2220 or email us at: 

restoration@knoxmasonry.com or knoxmasonry@gmail.com

© 2020 knox masonry all rights reserved

View the Accessibility Statement, Here   The privacy and security of your personal information is very important to us so we want to assure you that your information will be properly managed and protected by us at all times. Please read this privacy notice carefully as it explains how we may collect and use your personal data.
You can read the Privacy Notice Here. Read Our Terms of Service, Here.