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Craftwork Training Center Workshop: Basics of Repointing Brick & Stone

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford, PA

Repointing Basics The decision to repoint a masonry structure is most often related to some obvious signs of deterioration, such as disintegrating mortar, cracks in mortar joints, loose bricks or stones, or damp walls. On the surface, restoration projects may appear straightforward and intuitive, but there’s no substitute for skill and experience. Good repointing practices […]


Craftwork Training Center Workshop: Repointing Special Joint Profiles

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford, PA

Repointing Special Joint Profiles Using Lime Mortar As the number of historic buildings continues to increase, so does the demand for masons who have the necessary skill and knowledge critical to the preservation of vintage structures. A skilled and exacting mason can match rebuilt sections of masonry to the original in terms of stone type […]


Craftwork Training Center Workshop: Basic Plaster Wall Repair

Craftwork Training Center 3145 State Road, Telford, PA

Basic Plaster Wall Repair 1 Day – 8:00am to 3:00pm A versatile building material, plaster was traditionally used as a protective and decorative coating for walls and ceilings. Plaster is much harder than drywall, creates a more durable wall surface, and is more adaptable for specialty design features like archways and curves. While original plasterwork […]


First Montrose Commons Architecture Walk

Preservation Houston 3272 Westheimer Road, Suite 2, Houston, TX

What is now the First Montrose Commons Historic District includes two historic neighborhoods platted on what was then Houston’s southwestern edge: the Lockhart, Connor & Barziza Addition (1873) and the Bute Addition (1907). Construction in the area began in earnest after the adjacent Montrose Place neighborhood opened in 1911. Today, the streets of First Montrose […]


20th Century Glenwood walking tour

Glenwood Cemetery 2525 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX

Glenwood Cemetery, established in 1871 on rolling, wooded land near Buffalo Bayou, is one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in Houston. It is also the resting place of scores of people who built Houston into the city we know today. Although the cemetery is known for its splendid Victorian monuments, but there’s a more […]


Old Sixth Ward Architecture Walk

Preservation Houston 3272 Westheimer Road, Suite 2, Houston, TX

The Old Sixth Ward, one of Houston's most beloved historic neighborhoods, was settled in the mid-19th century on what was then the edge of the city. The principal developer was W.R. Baker, Houston mayor and president of the Houston & Texas Central Railway, and many of the neighborhood’s early residents were railroad workers who decorated […]

Recurring Event THE ART OF STONE


Yestermorrow Vermont Campus 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT

This five-day intensive course will teach the art of building with natural stone and the intelligence and logic behind it. This course will focus on flatwork and sculptural elements, like archways. Class discussions will include the science behind an arch and engineering the wooden form for its support while under construction. Taking things outside, we’ll […]

$1050 – $1460