Replicating Historic Porches is a fun and intense, eight-day, hands-on learning experience.
The porch being replicated will be done in accordance with The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. You will be part of a team of students recreating the
small & missing original Greek Revival porch, that was removed sometime after 1913 from
the circa-1840’s slave house attached to the back of the Lamb-Munger Mansion in the Central
Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri.
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 4 students. You will be working side-by-side all
eight days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in
artisan preservation trades and has been involved in the restoration & replication of over 100
This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn: laying out the porch;
creating new pier footings; framing the deck and installing tongue & grooved porch flooring;
framing, sheathing and felting the hip roof/balcony; building stairs; building columns;
trimming columns; deck balustrade construction & installation; balcony balustrade
construction & installation; eave & soffit trimming; stair case trimming. Building codes and
zoning issues will be addressed as well. At the end of the eight days you will know from
beginning to end, how to build a replicated historic porch. At the completion of the class each
student will receive a "Certificate of Completion".
Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, hp
students and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training
event. All skill levels are encouraged to enroll. This is a hands-on workshop so you will be
getting dirty. Bring work gloves, tool belt and eye protection.
Tuition for this eight-day workshop is $895 and includes fresh ground morning coffee and snack as well as a hearty, home cooked lunch. Space is limited to four students and pre-registration is required to retain a spot in the class.
Inexpensive motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27, 20178:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401