Texas Gravestone Conservation
Texas Gravestone Conservation

Texas Gravestone Conservation performs conservation (repair) services for gravestones and other cemetery stonework.  Whether they’re called “gravestones”, “tombstones”, or “monuments”, Texas Gravestone Conservation can repair, conserve, and preserve them.  TGC performs cleaning, leveling/resetting, repair to broken and fallen markers, and other cemetery related services, including repairs from storm damage and vandalism.  I will also serve as an assessor for vandalism and accident damages in legal cases involving cemetery markers.

 

TGC is located in Brenham, TX and will serve clients who are mainly in a 150-mile radius of Washington County, including Houston, Galveston, El Campo, Victoira, Goliad, Seguin, New Braunfels, Austin, Georgetown, Temple,  College Station, and Livingston.  TGC will conserve a single gravestone or an entire cemetery; contact me with any questions and look at the different pages for more information.

 

Also, I am the sole proprietor of TGC, certificated by the International Preservation Studies Center in Mount Carroll, IL, and I do all of the work myself. 

Contact Information

Lowell Herzog
P. O. Box 1266
Brenham, TX  77834-1266

Phone: 979-836-7715 (leave a message if I'm not there)

E-mail: herzogtamu89@gmail.com

                  Adopt-A-Stone

Would you like to help ensure that a gravestone in need of conservation receives it?  I selected a stone at Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham that was "adopted" and saved.  The cost of the work reflected my discounting labor costs.  I will soon post another stone for which I can find no living relations and that is in danger.

David Lasch was the youngest of four children born to Louis and Susie Lasch.  His mother died in 1900, and in the 1910 census, David was living with his grandparents.  One sister had a child, who died in 1997 (without an heir) and the other two did not have any children.  His father died in October of 1929.  Sadly, David Lasch was killed in France only about a month before the end of World War I.

 

This stone is in very good shape, and all it needs is a cleaning.

 

Cost to clean: $40

Donations rec'd as of March 13     $40

 

The marker, cleaned with D/2, on March 22, 2017.

 

If you compare the 'before' and 'after' images, you'll see that the light streak extending downward from the photo is still visible; over time, the areas on both sides will lighten to the same shade.

 

 

 

Again, thanks to those who contributed! 

 

 

Thoughts for Spring

Metalwork (fences, grave enclosures, crosses) in cemeteries is often overlooked when stonework is being considered.  DON’T make the mistake some cemeteries have in allowing a sandblaster to ‘blast’ the object(s) and spray paint them.  The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Nachitoches, LA is the federal government’s laboratory for formulating and testing methods and products for conservation.  Their study shows that conservation of metal objects needs to be as focused and stringent as that for gravestones.  Currently, I am studying metal conservation and should be able to provide that service, if needed, later this year.  Contact me if you have any questions regarding metal conservation.

 

If you'd like more information, contact me at

(979) 836-7715, herzogtamu89@gmail.com

or browse my website.

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