Warren Davies- Masonry Expert and Historic Masonry Consultant

Our work depends on the ability to read the history of the structure and the methods that were used to build it.  It's hard to heal the scars that were created by change over the years and not wonder about the people that made them.  Every building tells a story but I hope that future custodians of the projects we have been part of have a hard time finding evidence that we were there at all.

 

                                                         Warren Davies 

A third generation brick and stone mason with 30 years of experience, specializing in Historic Masonry Restoration and Preservation.  The following is a list of projects completed by Warren Davies.  These projects have all required varied degrees of masonry stabilization and restoration.  The projects listed below are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia Landmarks Register.

 

 

  1. First Battalion Virginia Volunteers (Leigh Street Armory)                     Richmond, VA

  2. St. John’s Episcopal Church                                                                            Richmond, VA

  3. John Marshall House                                                                                         Richmond, VA

  4. Historic Prince George Courthouse                                                             Prince George County, VA

  5. Old Manchester Courthouse                                                                           Richmond, VA

  6. Charles City Courthouse                                                                                 Charles City, VA

  7. Blandford Church                                                                                             Petersburg, VA

  8. Merchants Hope Church                                                                                Prince George County, VA

  9. James Monroe Law Office and Museum                                                    Fredericksburg, VA

  10. Jamestown Old Church Cemetery                                                                Jamestown, VA

  11. Jamestown Old Church Tower                                                                      Jamestown, VA

  12. Belmead Mansion                                                                                              Powhatan, VA

  13. Maymont Carriage House                                                                               Richmond, VA

  14. Monumental Church                                                                                        Richmond, VA

  15. Marl Hill                                                                                                               New Kent County, VA

  16. First African Baptist Church, Old                                                                 Richmond, VA

  17. Springdale                                                                                                            Goochland, VA

  18. Upper Weyanoke Planation                                                                            Charles City, VA

  19. Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House 1808                                                               Richmond, VA

  20. Main Street Station                                                                                            Richmond, VA

  21. Broad Street Station (Science Museum of Virginia)                                 Richmond, VA

  22. Wilton                                                                                                                   Middlesex County, VA

  23. Columbia                                                                                                              Richmond, VA

  24. Stonewall Jackson School                                                                                 Richmond, VA

  25. Sixth Mount Zion Church                                                                               Richmond, VA

  26. John Tyler House (Sherwood Forest)                                                          Charles City County, VA

  27. Westover Church                                                                                               Charles City County, VA

  28. The Boxley Place                                                                                                Louisa, VA

 

 

In addition to these projects, he has completed restoration and repair work on historic homes and buildings throughout Virginia, particularly in the Historic Fan District and Church Hill area of Richmond.   Some qualifying considerations are:

 

  1. Certified in use of Jahn Restoration and Cathedral Stone Products.

  2. Trained/certified in stone restoration.  Heritage USA

  3. Certified in use of Edison Coatings products.

  4. Trained/certified in use of Traditional Lime Mortars under Jimmy Price of Virginia Lime Works.

  5. Has taught many workshops and classes in masonry restoration.

  6. Consultant on historic projects throughout Virginia.

  7. Served as an expert witness related to historic masonry in civil court cases.

               

Architectural Drawings and Design

Many of the projects shown on this website were designed by Warren Davies.  Most were born as visions of homeowners who knew they wanted something but they weren't sure how to bring it to life.  His style of design is fairly evident in the pictures but his designs also include a strong understanding of building codes and structural engineering.