Historic Porch Restoration

Date and Time: 
December 4, 2016 - 8:24am - December 13, 2016 - 5:24pm America/Chicago
The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation 521 Bird Street Hannibal, Missouri 63401

Historic Porch Restoration is a fun and intense, eight-day, hands-on learning experience.  

The porch being restored will be done in accordance with The Secretary of the

Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation. You will be part of a team of students restoring an 

 original two-story porch on an 1840's Greek Revival 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 6 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 all aspects of restoring an   

  original porch. 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 restore an original 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 six 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 inn, 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 yapperman@msn.com


June 10 through 17, 2018

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

521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401

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