Kirwan Industries was hired to repair the scales for the Lady Justice statue that stands on top of the Cascade County Courthouse. The statue, which had stood for over 100 years, collapsed during a windstorm in 2004. Once fixed, we then reattached the scales, via crane, to the statue in it’s place atop the dome.
Kirwan Industries fabricated a display frame used to transport the monument. The 32nd Indiana Infantry Monument, which is the nation’s oldest civil war memorial, was being moved from Cave Hill Cemetery to the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky
Kirwan was hired to repair the historic bronze doors in Hodgenville, Kentucky. We rebuilt and reinforced hinges, added catches and hold backs, and restored the locks and handles. The original hardware was removed, lubricated, and reconstructed; new hardware was machined, cast, and fabricated.
In the spring of 2011, Kirwan was hired to repair the bronze doors of the Lincoln Memorial. We started by removing the doors and installing temporary doors. We then had to structurally repair the doors, including hinges, locksets, door surrounds, and closers. Finally, we removed the temporary doors and reinstalled the bronze doors. Kirwan worked almost entirely onsite in a workshop that was constructed in the main sanctuary of the Memorial.