Baltimore Battle Monument

During Spring and Summer 2011, Steve Tatti’s team of conservators undertook the restoration of the historic 1814 Baltimore Battle Monument.  Erected to commemorate the Baltimore citizens lost during the war of 1812, the completion of the monument predates the Washington Monument and is the oldest battle monument in the US.  The monument is depicted on the seal of the City of Baltimore that was adopted in 1827.

The conservation scope includes: cleaning of both the local Cockeysville marble and the imported Italian Carrera marble;  repointing of all joints at the base Egyptian Revival structure; and mold taking and casting of existing sculptural elements for possible future replacement, including four griffins and Lady Baltimore herself.