Andrew Jackson School, New Orleans

Andrew Jackson School, New Orleans

Historic Clock Restored

School Clock, Historic Clock, Seth Thomas

The International School of Louisiana, formerly the Andrew Jackson School

 

The clock on the historic Andrew Jackson School is another antique clock renovation LUMICHRON recently completed.  Now home to the International School of Louisiana, it is located in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana, near Coliseum Square and a short walk from the Magazine Street arts neighborhood.  Children have attended school in this location for over 100 years, click here for some interesting historical photos.

Clock Restoration, BRonze Dial, roman Dial, Clock Hands

The verdigris patina on the bronze dial was left intact.

Original Cast Bronze Roman-style Dial

This cast bronze 5-foot diameter Seth Thomas clock with original stonework surround was most likely installed in the early 20th century.  Seth Thomas made some of the country’s most renowned tower clocks, including the tower clock at Grand Central Station in New York.

Our clock restoration included replacement of the glass panes with translucent white polycarbonate.  The verdigris patina on the bronze dial was left intact.  New hands match the original, and an impulse-drive clock movement with a GPS-controlled master clock will keep the clock ticking in synchronization with Atomic time.  New LED illumination was included in this restoration, which will turn on at dusk and off at dawn, automatically, every day throughout the year

Clock Dial, Polycarbonate, Clock Restoration

Cleaning up prior to replacing glass plans with polycarbonate.

 

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We worked with CDW Services of Metairie, LA on this project.