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Preserving History For Years To Come - Unknown Solider Monument - Santa Ana, CA

Dedicated in 1911, the monument to the Unknown Solider has stood in the Santa Ana Cemetery as a reminder of the bravery of America's military, and a remembrance of those who have given their lives to defend our freedom. 


It is interesting to note two things in the above image.  First, there was damage to the eagle resulting from attempted theft (note the bent laying position).  Secondly, this photo exemplifies poor restoration/conservation efforts as an improper color palate was used along with non-historic decals applied to the monument.  The second image shows the results of Spectra Company's restoration efforts to return the eagle to its original position - having removed layers of unwanted paint to reveal the original beauty of the monument. As a result of the restoration efforts made by the Orange County Cemetery District, this piece will serve as a reminder for many years to come. Click Here for additional information on the project.


Project Updates



Just Starting -
Old Beverly Hills Post Office   
Working alongside Matt Construction, Spectra is commencing restoration on the Old Beverly Hils Post Office which, when completed, will be part of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts. For more information on the project please Click Here.
In Progress - 
Santa Monica City Hall
Spectra Company is currently in the process of completing the restoration of the city hall main entrance with W.E. O'Neil Construction for the City of Santa Monica. For more information on the scope of the project please Click Here.
Recently Completed -
Hercules Campus  
Spectra Company is pleased to have participated in restoration of the Howard Hughes Hercules Campus project with The Ratkovich Company, Interscape Construction Inc., Howard Building Corporation, Nabih Youssef Associates, Levin & Associates Architects, and Galvin Preservation AssociatesFor more information about the history of the campus please Click Here.


Spectra Company is looking for a Conservator!
Spectra Company seeks to hire a Full Time Conservator - Individuals must   have  verified experience in Architecture, Decorative Paintings/Murals, Sculptures, and Stone/Tile, with an advanced degree in architectural or art conservation.
 To view the job description please Click Here
Qualified candidates should email their resume to [email protected]  
Upcoming Events 

Registration is now open for The 38th Annual California Preservation Conference

in Orange County.


For information on Sponsorship, Workshops, Exhibits, etc. Click Here   





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