Ornamental Sheet Metal, A Brief History

This is a brief history of the ornamental sheet metal industry in the United States in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. Sheet metal was used for such practical purposes as roofing, guttering and drain pipes, and had some fine arts applications such as sheet metal statuary. The use of ornamental metal for cornices, building fronts, and exterior…

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The Belasco Theatre Marquee

The Belasco Theatre Marquee, a Shubert Organization property, is covered with W.F. Norman products thanks to the incredible design work of Francesca Russo Architects…

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Scale of Justice Weathervane

This beautiful Scales of Justice Weathervane was crafted by our talented friends at West Coast Weather Vanes using the parts we made for them…

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Heaton Building Exterior Restoration

The Heaton Building is a unique 1906 downtown center-block, party-wall building. The pressed metal cornice and ornamentation on the building were restored or replaced where necessary with new elements made using the original dies from WF Norman…

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Restoring Metal Roof Cornices

32 East 64th Street is a prominent cooperative apartment building at the corner of Madison Avenue and Sixtyfourth Street in New York City’s Upper East Side Historic District. Known as “The Verona” when constructed in 1907, the building was designed in the “Neo-Venetian Renaissance” style…

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