Terrace Hill, Garden Pergola

Categories: Historic Restoration
Owner: State of Iowa
Year Completed: 2005
Architect: Department of Administrative Services
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Project Description

For this project, Neumann Brothers reconstructed the historical garden pergola on the Terrace Hill (Governor's Mansion) grounds. The project featured paving brick inlay with slate stone border and slate stone steps on a new concrete foundation. Slate stones were carefully removed and reused to maintain historical integrity. The pergola structure was meticulously designed and constructed to recreate the original structure based on photographs of the era. The new pergola was constructed of cedar with an oil-based to paint to ensure the material's long life. Minimal excavation required by the project also involved documentation of historical remnants by State Historical Society.