James K. Polk Tomb Restoration
Recommended viewing at 1080p HD.
Polk - born in Mecklenberg, North Carolina - represented Tennessee as Representative and Governor before becoming the 11th U.S. President. True to his campaign promise, he served only one term and fulfilled each of his major foreign and domestic pledges. Following his single term as President, Polk returned to his home in Tennessee and died 3 months later of cholera on June 15, 1849.
Last month Smith Art Conservation restored the tomb of 11th U.S. President James K. Polk at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, TN. Following years of neglect, the tomb - constructed of porous Tennessee limestone - had to undergo thorough treatments of various chemical agents along with detailed power-washing to address the extensive biological growth seen throughout the structure. Once the majority of staining had been corrected, we focused on the detailed lettering of the headstone and refabrication of losses along the cornice.
The song in this time-lapse is Around the World/ Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk.