PORTFOLIOS 
1906 Territorial 
Owl's Club 
County Courthouse 
St Thomas Church 
De Concini Bldg 
Fertitta Residence 
Green Valley Library 
Water Tower 
Kwasman Residence 
Peninsula Hotel 
Private Residence 
Christie's Auction 
Cher Residence 
Wooley Residence 
Bisbee High School 
Micek Residence 
Miller Residence 
Lancashire Res 
Mozart Residence 
Assenmacher Res 
Weintraub Res 

1993 El Conquistador Water Restoration
Tucson, Arizona

In 1993 the city of Tucson contracted Robert Boucher & Associates to restore the deteriorating plaster elements on the Historic El Conquistador water tower.

The original plaster of paris elements were reinforced with jute and sealed with linseed oil and painted.  While this method of casting lasted 50 years, by 1993 the debris from the crumbling sculptural elements were becoming a hazard.

The representative details were salvaged from the building, stabilized, and the missing details sculpted and restored for use as new patterns.  The new castings were pigmented and cast in calcium silica aluminate with fiberglass reinforcement and mechanical anchors.

DETAILS OF THE LOWER ENTRY

1994 RESTORATION COMPLETED
(please note that the patina of stain and weathering was intentionally preserved)