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Epoch Preservation is a stone conservation business in Massachusetts. We repair gravestones at some of the oldest burying grounds in the area

We have worked in Gloucester, Ipswich, Newbury, Salem, Revere, Saugus, Groveland, Methuen, and at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Cemetery

An example of a simple reset in sand and peastone at Broad Street in Salem, MA
We use gentle materials such as Orvus Paste and D2 and wooden tools and soft brushes when cleaning stones. These are at Old North in Ipswich, MA
We also do very complicated repairs such as Bayard Tuckerman’s Monument at Southside Cemetery in Ipswich, MA. We use mortars like Lithomex that can be color matched.
A lot of stones are broken by trees like this one at Greenlawn in Salem, MA.
Sometimes they need new pass through bases. Like the Symonds Stone in Salem, MA.
Some stones were carved from such fine material that they look new when cleaned. Like this stone at Old North in Ipswich, MA.
Mower damage is another issue. This stone at Howard Street in Salem was both sunken and broken. We had to do a fair amount of infilling of the missing pieces.
Sometimes we are hired by families. This plot is in Saugus, MA.
This monument is that of the first woman to register to vote in Salem, MA. We enjoy researching history.
Sometimes stones are in many pieces like this one at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, MA.

Thank you for taking a look at some examples of repairs we make. I hope you choose us for your historic project!