Landmark Inn

Landmark Inn: Landmark Inn, Castroville, TX after recent restoration.  Photo courtesy of Fisher Heck Architects.
Landmark Inn
Landmark Inn
Landmark Inn
Landmark Inn
Landmark Inn
Landmark Inn
Pictured above: Landmark Inn, Castroville, TX after recent restoration.  Photo courtesy of Fisher Heck Architects.

About This Project

The Texas Historical Commission awarded the contract for this project to J.C. Stoddard Construction. The contractors have removed most of the plaster from the Vance Hotel, which revealed a thick limestone wall held together by soft mortar joints. The soft, old mortar in the joints between the stones has been chipped out and replaced. A new layer of plaster was applied over the mortar and the limestone.  After it dried, the plaster was coated with a special mineral protective coating to provide years of durability. 
Challenges The goal was to provide a durable, highly permeable coating to protect the restored stucco from the weather  and eliminate fade. Also, maintaining the natural moisture balance of the building envelope was crucial. 
Solutions The KEIM Royalan system was chosen as the coating for the exterior of the property. This was the product utilized due to its weather protection and vapor permeability. The KEIM Royalan Grob was used as a first coat in order to fill hairline cracking in the new stucco.
Architect Fisher Heck Architects

https://www.fisherheck.com/

https://www.fisherheck.com/landmark-inn/
Contractor J.C. Stoddard Construction Co.

http://stoddardcmi.com/
Applicator J.E. Travis Painting

http://traviscompanies.com/
Type of Project Historic Restoration
Customer Texas Historical Commission
Location Castroville, Texas (United States)
Regional Info

News/Announcements

www.thc.state.tx.us/historic-sites/landmark-inn-state-historic-site

This project marks the first major historic preservation work conducted on site since the 1970s and reflects the THC’s commitment to managing and protecting the state’s cultural resources and historic architecture while providing educational opportunities for the public.