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International Preservation Trades

Hands-on sessions and detailed demonstrations

September 6 - September 7, 2013

Frederick, MD

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The 17th Annual International Preservation Trades Workshop will be conducted in partnership with the National Park Service, Historic Preservation Training Center. HPTC sponsored the 1st IPTW in 1997, the 10th in 2007, and has been a strong partner with PTN since the beginning. The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center shop facility at the historic Jenkins Cannery will be the main venue for the workshop and is located near the heart of Frederick’s historic and arts district.

For more information, or to register, visit http://ptn.org/iptw13.htm

Keynote Speaker – Frank Sanchis
Frank Sanchis is currently Director of United States Programs at the World Monuments Fund in New York City. In the past, he served as Director of the Municipal Art Society of New York; Vice President for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC; and Director of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. He is a historic preservationist and registered architect and is the author of American Architecture: Westchester County, New York, a 600-page book which he illustrated largely with his own photographs. Mr. Sanchis currently serves on the boards of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Arkville, NY, and The Historic House Trust of New York City. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Sanchis is an avid traveler and continues to visit historic sites around the world.

Here are Just a Few of the Demonstrations and Sessions Being Offered:
Windows of Steel: Preservation of Steel Windows

This session will show how to repair rusted and bent sections of windows, replace missing components, adjust frames, remove and reapply glazing, remove and reapply paint, how to repair window hardware and all other aspects of steel window restoration. Also there will discussions on safe work practices. With Jim Turner of Turner Restoration.

Stained Glass-o-holics Anonymous: Terminology and Repairs:

Stained and leaded glass windows are irreplaceable elements in our historic buildings. This session will discuss the proper types of protective glazing and the names of stained glass window components. We will also demonstrate how stained and leaded glass panels are assembled, and how basic glass repairs are executed. Stop by, have a seat and expand your restoration and preservation expertise by learning about stained glass! With Andrea Sevonty of Sevonty Restorations.

All that Glitters: Gold Leaf and More for Architecture and Ornament:

In this session attendees will be guided through the process of preparing and applying gold and other types of leaf to a variety of surfaces. Surface preparation will be covered as well as which type of leaf is appropriate for a variety of applications, both interior and exterior. Starting with a discussion of the development and use of gold leaf through history, attendees will be shown several types of gilding and finishing techniques and will be brought up to date with the latest developments in the field. With Michael Kramer of the Guilders’ Studio.

Gutter Talk and Other Titillating Terms:

Description of the making of traditional millwork using late 1800’s and early 1900’s machines, including wood gutters. With Eric Hollenbeck of Blue Ox Millworks and School.

Butter that Butter Brick, the Lost Art of Butter Brick Facades:

The demonstration will cover all aspects of multiple wythe brick masonry with an emphasis on the turn of the century use of butter brick facades. The demonstration will cover the type of mortars, tools of the trade, and techniques used to lay butter and multiple wythe brick construction. With Dominic DeRubis, retired NPS/HPTC.

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September 6, 2013
September 7, 2013
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Jenkins Cannery
Frederick, MD United States


Preservation Trades Network
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119