Replicating Historic Porches is a fun and intense, five-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 building a small, simple, Greek Revival porch on the back of a very small frame structure built in the 1830’s that is likely one of the oldest structures in Hannibal, Missouri.
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 4 students. You will be working side-by-side all three days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in the historic preservation trades with over 20 porch replications over 46 years.
You will learn to install footings, deck framing, columns, roof construction, stair construction and trim. 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 re-create a historic porch.
At the completion of the class each student will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and backup information.
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 & working hard. Bring work gloves, tool belt and eye protection.
Now for the COVID part of this workshop. It is nearly impossible to keep 6 feet separation during class. We can keep separation at lunch and on the huge porch in the evenings. As such, I am requiring every student to bring their personal COVID mask and wear it during class. I know it’s a pain, but there is no reason for us to put each other at risk. Sort of the new reality in the world. We were spotless before, but now we have serious COVID cleaning protocols for the Inn and the School, also for your safety. And of course, if you’re not feeling well, please do not come.
Tuition for this five-day workshop is $750 and includes beverages and a home cooked lunch each day. 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. We have discounted rooms for our students on a first come basis. For more information on lodging, contact Pat Yapp, 217-799-6086 or email@example.com. For additional class information contact Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or firstname.lastname@example.org