Thursday, August 20, 2009

Masonry Workshop in September

Preservation Kentucky and the Rural Heritage Development Initiative will offer a Brick Masonry for Historic Buildings workshop, September 22 -25 in Bardstown Kentucky.

Miles Miller, the instructor is the president and owner of Rochester -
Miller Restoration Inc. The company was formed in 1981 soon after Miles graduated from the University Of Kentucky College Of Business Administration.
Over the past 28 years, Rochester-Miller Restoration's
resume of jobs could be a virtual "Where's Where" of the Bluegrass's
historical structures. Miles has twice received the Blue Grass Trust's
"Preservation Craftsman of the Year" award covering all the trades, as
well as the Kentucky Heritage Council's "Service to Preservation" award.
He was an eight year board member of Commonwealth Preservation Advocates
and Preservation Kentucky. Miles is also a part time Kentucky Community
and Technical College System teacher, having taught numerous classes in
masonry restoration, and has lectured at numerous Kentucky Heritage
Council's, statewide conferences.

The workshop will include analysis and remedies for re-pointing and minor
structural repairs projects, including bonding agents, prep work,
discussion and preparation of historically appropriate mortars and
various masonry repair techniques. The workshop will be conducted on
Spalding Hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in
Bardstown, Kentucky. Learn how to bring your projects into compliance
with the Secretary 0f the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for

The workshop is limited to 6 students. We have 3 openings left.

Fee for the three and a half day workshop is $250 and includes lunch.
$100.00 Deposit, balance due prior to September 22, 2009

To register contact Pen Bogart, or

For additional information on this workshop you can also contact

Amy Potts – 270-358-9069