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Preserving African American Properties

A Historic Preservation Conversation with Jack Pyburn

July 20, 2017

Natchitoches, LA

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Preserving African American Historic Properties

Webinar presented by NCPTT
July 20, 2017 1-2:30 CDT

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A.G. Gaston Motel, Birmingham, AL 1953.

One of the most important occurrences in historic preservation in the first quarter of the 21st century is the recognition and preservation of properties that embody the breadth of stories, from the painful to the exhilarating, and rich and important legacy of African American history. This webinar will examine the opportunities for the future and a set of experiences preserving these important resources.

Jack Pyburn, FAIA has worked on two dozen important sites from iconic and international to local in significance. He will discuss the experiences and lessons learned from his experiences with the objective of broadening the interest in, commitment to and resources for conserving African American heritage in the United States.

Jack Pyburn is a historic preservation architect with experience that spans from the preservation of national landmarks to the conservation of important folk art sites over his 35+ year career. Mr. Pyburn was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, attended Texas A&M University and Washington University in St. Louis and worked for 10 years in St. Louis before coming to Atlanta in 1981. He had his own preservation architectural practice for 25 years before joining Lord Aeck Sargent as Preservation Studio director in 2007. He is a past chair of the AIA/Historic Resources Committee’s Advisory Group and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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July 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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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