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Archive for November, 2011

PMN 2011: Historic Masonry Mobile Workshop

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Led by Robert Mack, FAIA, of MacDonald & Mack Architects, this practical training session uses various downtown Faribault buildings to provide viewers with an understanding of historic masonry restoration practices and the methods and techniques used for evaluating, restoring and repointing historic masonry. Learn about inspecting and evaluating masonry structures, methods for the repointing of mortar joints, understanding historic brick and stone, and methods for evaluating and controlling rising damp.

PMN 2011: Educate Before You Designate

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

In this session, Bob Yapp of Preservation Resources, Inc., presents that education is the key ingredient for any successful local historic district. Should the process of public education begin before or after the designation? What types of education are most effective? What are the first steps to take in this process? Bob Yapp will answers these questions and more, and provides strategies for a successful local designation process.