The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in partnership with Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CARI), the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), and the Friends of NCPTT will be holding a workshop March 7-9, 2017 on preserving historic masonry and low-fired brick in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Magnolia Plantation, one of the CARI’s two antebellum plantations, is the location of 8 brick slave/tenant cabins. These cabins are low-fired brick and face a variety of issues that are impacting the historic materials and structure. The cabins were in use until the 1970s and are suffering rapid deterioration from the modern mortars that was used to repoint them.
We will look at the issues facing the cabins and work towards recommendations for preserving the during the 3-day workshop. Presentation, site visits, group break out sessions, and hands-on demonstrations are organized to provide participants with the knowledge to face these issues at their own sites.
Some topics we are planning to cover
- preservation standards
- history of masonry
- low fired bricks
- inappropriate modern materials
- lime mortars
- buildings assessment
- project goals
- Jimmy Price, founder of Price Masonry Contractors, Inc. and Virginia Lime Works
- Moss Rudley, Deputy Superintendent, HPTC
- Michael Schuller, President of Atkinson-Noland & Associates
- Patrick Sparks, Sparks Engineering, Inc.
Registration for the workshop is limited to 25 and cost is $299 for participants, $99 for students, and waived for federal government employees.
For more information or questions contact Sarah Marie Jackson at 318-356-7444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org