Rough Rider Redux

Pacific Pressure Washing happily donated services to clean Teddy Roosevelt.

Alexander Phimister Proctor’s 20’ tall sculpture Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider received some serious spiffing-up on the South Park blocks in early June.

Scott Posey of Pacific Pressure Washing, who often collaborates with the RACC public art maintenance team, is shown here applying 180 degree water at high pressure to clean monument’s solid granite pedestal. Once the base was done, RACC technicians William Rihel and Tim Stigliano took over and meticulously washed, waxed and buffed “Teddy” from hat to hoof. Besides giving the 91 year old monument new luster, the wax coating plays a critical role in protecting the bronze patina from the elements.

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