Cast metal has been used in architecture and sculpture for hundreds of years. As pieces age, the need for restoration work becomes glaringly evident in buildings that should be preserved. Historical Arts & Casting, Inc. was founded through artisan restoration, and is still a leader in cast metal preservation today. In a restoration project, existing pieces are surveyed, removed from the site, brought to Historical Arts, cleaned, remade where necessary, and refinished. They can then be put back in a way that celebrates their past glory. In some cases, where a project requires that pieces be restored where they have previously been removed, Historical Arts and Casting, Inc. will use historical photographs, drawings, and techniques to ensure the highest quality reproduction possible.