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Scottsburg Historic Review Board offers hands-on masonry restoration workshop
Owners of historic brick or stone buildings, and others interested in gaining experience in working with historic masonry, are invited to attend a hands-on masonry restoration workshop. The Scottsburg Historic Review Board, in cooperation with the City of Scottsburg, will host a free workshop on Thursday, May 31 for those interested in learning and practicing the skills needed for tuckpointing historic masonry. The workshop will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 2 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg.
The workshop will be geared toward the owners of historic brick or stone buildings or those who are interested in learning more about their care. Instructor Tom Johnson of Keystone Restorations in New Albany, Indiana, has over three decades’ experience in in masonry restoration, working on homes, churches, commercial and public buildings. During the workshop Mr. Johnson will discuss and demonstrate the techniques and materials needed for tuckpointing historic buildings, and guide participants in practicing those skills on a downtown building. Some of the topics that will be covered are appropriate mortar mixtures for different types of brick, techniques for repointing and addressing common masonry problems. Participants that may have specific examples or questions about masonry problems are encouraged to bring pictures.
Although the workshop is free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are requested by May 29: call Indiana Landmarks at 812/284-4534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
The Historic Review Board was formed in 1995 to help ensure the preservation of Scottsburg’s historic buildings. In addition to public education, the board is responsible for reviewing any new construction, exterior alterations or demolition in the downtown, to ensure that the changes are compatible with the character of the district. Regular meetings of the board are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at in the Council Chambers at City Hall and are open to the public. For more information and a map of the historic district, visit http://www.cityofscottsburg.com/historicreview/.