Most homeowners are uncertain of how to best maintain and repair their vintage masonry homes, and modern contractors and masons are accustomed to using mortars that cause damage to the very walls they are aiming to restore. Join Matthew Wolf, 5th generation family owner of Henry Frerk Sons, Inc., to learn about: common problems with historic brick and stone structures, the causes of these problems, how to take proper corrective action to repair and prevent future damage, and how to identify trustworthy contractors.
When the John Van Bergen designed James Irving House was threatened with demolition, restoration architect and preservationist Chris Enck spearheaded the effort to move the house 2.5 miles from Wilmette to a new permanent site in Evanston, where it was restored. The project included coordination with movers, contractors, municipalities, utility providers and preservation groups within a narrow window of time. Chris will speak about how the project came about, the logistical challenges and lessons learned and how this model for preservation can serve as an alternative to demolition.
We love our members and want to celebrate all that you do to help keep the Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse fun, vibrant, and sustainable!
Come to a special members only event and enjoy free snacks and locally brewed beer! The warehouse will also be open for purchases, so you can shop some great deals while you mingle with like-minded smart folks and sip some brews!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 20 so we know how much food to order.