During February of this year my cousin, Tommy Wixon, and I began looking for a brick mason to rebuild two of the four brick vaults within the Marsalis Cemetery. Since we weren’t very successful, Tommy contacted the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson, Mississippi for possible suggestions. They provided us with the name of Michael Davidson who turns out to be a Scottish-trained master brick mason conservator. After visiting the cemetery he agreed to do the work. He not only rebuilt two of the vaults but also repaired the broken tombstones and reset them at the proper graves. Pictures of his work are attached. Visitors to the cemetery have been very impressed with the work as have we. I would personally recommend Michael to anyone interested in historical preservation and restoration.
Several examples of Michael’s prior work are as follows:
1. Renovation projects at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
2. Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York City.
3. Salem Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Michael’s contact information is as follows:
Address: P.O. Box 873