Historic Porch Re-Creation

Date and Time: 
October 4, 2019 - 8:00am - October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm America/Chicago
The Belvedere School, 521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401

Historic Porch Re-Creation is a fun and intense, six-day, hands-on learning experience. The small 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 building the period porch that was removed sometime after 1903 from the circa 1929, Greek Revival wood framed, original structure on the grounds of the circa-1859 Lamb-Munger Mansion in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri. 

You will learn how to build all the elements of a historic porch from the footings to the roof. 

This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 4 students. You will be working side-by-side all six days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in hands-on preservation 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/balcony; building stairs. Building codes and zoning issues will be addressed as well. At the end of the five 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" and a thumb drive with backup materials. 

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 six-day workshop is $695 and includes fresh ground coffee & snacks, beverages and a home cooked lunch. Space is limited to 4 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 students registering early we have discounted rooms available on a first come basis at our inn, The Belvedere Inn. Check with Pat for lodging at 217-799-6086 or pbyapp@msn.com. For more information about the workshop or to pre-register, call Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or yapperman@msn.com

 October 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2019

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

 521 Bird Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401





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