Replicating Historic Porches

Date and Time: 
August 12, 2018 - 8:00am - August 19, 2018 - 5:00pm America/Chicago
The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation 521 Bird Street Hannibal, Missouri, 63401


 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 a 


  small & missing porch that was removed sometime after 1850 from

  the circa-1830’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

  historic porches. 


  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; 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.Our in, The Belvedere Inn may have rooms at a dsicount for students who sign up early. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or


August 12 through 19,

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401
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