Ironwork on the Capitol Dome – Preservation Cafe

Posted on March 26th, 2017 by Elizabeth Nelson

Seth Baum of Historical Arts and Casting Inc. will discuss the firm’s recent restoration and reconstruction work of the cast-iron dome of the Capitol Building, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Branch Library, 330 7th Street, NE (downstairs meeting room).

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Antique or Modern – Preservation Cafe

Posted on March 4th, 2017 by Elizabeth Nelson

Is that transom over your door a 1890s treasure or a 1980s addition? Can’t tell your cast iron from your mild steel? And what color did people paint their houses in the 1920s, anyway? The March 15, 2017 Preservation Café featured local architectural conservator and Capitol Hill resident, Justine P. Bello, speaking on the topic “Antique or Modern: Identifying Original Architectural Details in Your Home.” 

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HVAC & Insulation – Preservation Cafe

Posted on October 22nd, 2016 by Elizabeth Nelson

Patrick Murphy Murphy of Harvey Hottel HVAC/Energy Solutions led the October 20, 2016 Preservation Café on “HVAC and Insulation – Comfort Solutions for Historic Rowhouses”.

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Repointing Mortar – Preservation Café

Posted on April 19th, 2016 by Elizabeth Nelson

To repoint, or not to repoint: that is the question! Mortar may be the most over-looked and under-appreciated aspect of your row house. Architectural conservator Justine Posluszny Bello discussed mortar and repointing fundamentals for the Capitol Hill homeowner at a Preservation Café, Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Ebenezers Coffeehouse.

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