Prophet Isaiah Robertson - Part 9 - Site Restortion And Re-InstallationNiagara Falls, New York

~Robertson Restortion

A slideshow containing images by photographer Fred Scruton.

Northeast Region


Prophet Isaiah Robertson (1947 – 2020)

Second Comig House

Art Type or Medium: Environment/Installation

Status: inactive - good condition

Viewable: yes

Secular or Religious: Religious

The Kohler Foundation funded the restoration of Prophet Isaiah Robertson’s distressed site.  B. R. Howard Conservation removed all the rocks, stones and wood structures from the site. In the spring through early fall ’23, they re-installed PVC replicas of all the wood structures. All the original stones were re-painted and returned to their original locations. The site, which had fallen into severe disrepair, looks remarkably like it did at its peak, and is now able to withstand the Niagara Falls, NY winters. The re-installation crew kept asking in disbelief if Prophet Isaiah had really built it all by himself – his explanation was that it came straight from God.  B. R. Howard said they could not have recreated the site without having Fred Scruton’s vintage photographs as references, and they referred frequently to a large flip book full of (mostly) Scruton photos.

Robinson site restoration work at B R Howrd Conservation 2022
Restoration work at B R Howard Conservation in 2022, and site re-installation in 2023

Prophet Isaiah Robertson site restortion work; Niagara Falls, NY 2023


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