The Catholic Cemetery located in the Shasta State Historic Park in Shasta, California dates to 1855, when the town was populated by immigrants during the California Gold Rush.
Our masons worked alongside architectural conservators from ARG Conservation Services in the preservation of this historic cemetery. The survey conducted in the project’s first phased prioritized conditions and provided conceptual estimates for each feature in need of repair. Conservation treatments for the highest priority features were carried out in the project’s second phase.
The main objective of this treatment campaign was to provide visible improvements, address loose and broken grave markers to deter further vandalism, join loose or detached marker segments prone to breakage and loss, and level the marker bases to increase stability.
Conservation of the cemetery required an integrated approach utilizing specialists from the fields of conservation, masonry, archaeology, structural engineering, history, and curatorship.