Historic Porch Restoration is a fun and intense, four-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 performing the total restoration of the small, original porch on the circa-1890 brick house in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri (the porch in the image).
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 8 students. You will be working side-by-side all four days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in hand-on preservation training 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: pier footing work; wood repair; tongue & groove flooring repair; roof structure repair; balustrade (railings) restoration& replication; safe paint removal; balcony replication. Building codes and zoning issues will be addressed as well. At the end of the four days you will know from beginning to end how to restore an ailing 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 four-day workshop is $695 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, snacks, beverages and lunch. Space is limited to four students and pre-registration is required to retain a spot in the class.
Affordable motels as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For students registering early, we have discounted rooms here at our inn, The Belvedere Inn. For more information about a room at The Belvedere Inn, or alternative lodging, call Pat Yapp, 217-799-6086 or email her, firstname.lastname@example.org