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Mar 25,2017 -     Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skilled artisans reveal trade secrets and current methods with hands-on demonstrations of historic plastering, masonry, restoration, forged metal arts and guided tours of Rosedale House and Gardens. At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the importance of the maintenance & sustainability of historic brick masonry.
  2. Learn the properties of mortars that are typically appropriate for historic repairs.
  3. Learn the properties of the correct mortar to work with masonry maintenance and repairs.
  4. Learn correct methods of finishing joint work details with various pointing tools.
  5. Learn about historic and contemporary plastering materials and tools.
  6. Learn the methods and steps of plaster repairs within OHSA requirements.
  7. Learn installation methods & safety requirements for flat walls & ornamental plastering.
  8. Learn about path materials required for the Americans with Disabilities Act in gardens.
  9. Learn about grading requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act in gardens.
  10. Learn about pervious and impervious paving materials in historic gardens.
  11. Learn the challenges of balancing historic preservation with technology & security.
  12. Learn the lessons of programming for safety in an historic building.
  13. Learn the lessons of maintaining existing building materials in an historic building.
  14. Learn about historic metal forging materials, tools and modern safety requirements.
  15. Learn correct methods of forging metal work executed with proper tools and techniques.
  16. Learn the environmental benefits of repairing and maintaining existing metal hardware.


Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

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