Historic Preservation Projects

 

Northwest Corner Repointing Project 2022

Scope

Repointing of the ground level Northwest Corner area of the Old Neptune High School is important to maintaining a dry basement Library area now considered the Main Office of the Jersey Shore Arts Center. Repointing will safeguard that the deep gaps in the window lentils and missing mortar in the brick from retaining rain and snow melt. The cold New Jersey winters further escalate the issue with the freeze thaw causing deepening fissures in the window areas and further increasing cracking on the brick areas on the Northwest corner. The area of deepest concern is the missing ground level bricks and the spalling. Mortar will be applied to the deficient areas.

 

Northwest Corner (Main Street and Main Avenue):

  • Repair/Repoint/Replace both sides of wall brickwork

    • Replace missing bricks

    • Repoint damaged areas

    • Repair cracked brick face 

    • Replace with color appropriate sealer to prevent further leaks and degeneration

  • Replace mortar in window lentil areas

Joints and bricks to closely match current coloring and style of brickwork.

 

Completed - West Wing Walls Project 2021

Scope 

The wing wall brick work, slate steps and partial cement wall on the west-facing side of the Old Neptune High School is in urgent need of repair. The current state of the area leads attendees and passersby to believe the building is run down and non-operational. Repointing and replacing the missing brickwork, reseal slate steps to prevent further water leaks and deterioration and repair the broken cement on the nearby cement wall. All work will be located in the western area of the building. Repairs will guarantee the life of the current brickwork and prevent collapse of the architectural and historic elements as well as improve the overall appearance of the building. COMPLETED

 

Western Entrance (Main Avenue):

  • Repair/Repoint/Replace both sides of the wing wall brickwork COMPLETED

    • Replace missing bricks

    • Repoint damaged areas

    • Repair cracked brickface 

  • Re-seal slate steps COMPLETED

    • Remove old bright white caulking

    • Replace with color appropriate sealer to prevent further leaks and degeneration

  • Repair broken partial cement wall located in the same area COMPLETED

    • Repair the broken ledge on the right of the basement stairwell

    • Repair the broken cement on the left side

 

Completed - East & West Buildouts Restoration project

2019 - 2020

East and West Buildout Restoration

Scope
The buildouts on the eastern (Lawrence Avenue) and western (Main Street) entrances of the
building are weathered and falling into disrepair. Exposure to the elements has caused painted
surfaces to peel and wood to deteriorate to the point that boards are separating.

 

Eastern Entrance (Lawrence Street): COMPLETED

  • Remove worn weathered wood pieces and replace with new, styled wood elements that match the existing pieces.

  • Replace roofing material, recaulk and seal gaps to prevent water damage and leaks to the interior structure of the portico.

  • Repaint buildout to the existing style with exterior paint.

  • Repaint the frieze white and repaint the lettering (as shown in included photo) with exterior paint.

  • Repaint discolored white molding.

 

Western Entrance (Main Avenue): COMPLETED

  • Remove worn weathered wood pieces and replace with new, styled elements that match the existing pieces. COMPLETED

  • Replace roofing material, recaulk and seal gaps to prevent water damage and leaks to the interior structure. COMPLETED

  • Repaint buildout to the existing style with exterior paint. COMPLETED

  • Repaint discolored molding, COMPLETED

  • Replace Type "Old Neptune High School" COMPLETED