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Monday, November 11, 2013

RECEIVING TOMB UPDATE


            In 2011 the Preservation Society of Charleston voted to include Magnolia Cemetery's Receiving Tomb in its “Seven to Save” project. “Seven to Save” is a project to raise interest and financial assistance for historical structures threatened by extinctions.
            We are excited that the first phase has been completed. This involved stabilization to stop settlement of the structure. This was accomplished with the installation of micro-piles and concrete foundation with stainless steel rods. Also, tie rods were installed just below the barrel-vaulted roof. In order to stabilize the mausoleum, some areas of masonry rebuilding, crack repair and grouting was required. Full restoration of the masonry, stucco, or architectural elements was not included in this phase.
          On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of Magnolia Cemetery Trust we applaud everyone who was involved with this phase of the project: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Bennett Preservation Engineers PC and the Family of the Late Ted Ashton Phillips for a job well done.
A special thanks to the Preservation Society of Charleston and its many volunteers. Without your hard work and dedication this project would not have been possible. We here at Magnolia Cemetery Trust are grateful and look forward to working with you in the future.  
 
 

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