The Ludlow Monument restoration included the reproduction of two heads and one arm in granite.
The monument itself is a memorial to remember and honor the miners and their families who were slaughtered during the 1913-14 coal mining strike.
In 2003 the monument was vandalized. Both, the man’s and the woman’s head were chopped off and taken. So was the woman’s arm.
Griswold Conservation Associates retained Marcel Mächler Inc. to participate in the restoration effort. While Griswold supplied the plaster models, Marcel Mächler’s job was to copy them into granite. Since the original quarry of the stone was no longer in use, finding the matching granite for this monument proved not to be easy. After a lot of research Marcel was able to locate remnant pieces of this specific material. It proved to be excellent for sculpture.