Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Restoration Tools and Materials of DC’s Historic Masonry Buildings – Preservation Cafe

Posted on November 1st, 2019

Gary Barnhart presented Restoration Tools and Materials of DC’s Historic Masonry Buildings,November 20, 2019, at East City Bookshop.

Washington DC has one of the highest concentrations of historic brick buildings in the United State and preserving the historic value of our masonry makes good sense: in May 2019 the Washington Business Journal estimated the building portfolio in this city is worth more than $250 billion. Real estate values may go through their ups-and-downs, but it is easy to see why proactive preservation and preventative maintenance are worth the cost.

Gary Barnhart, a Capitol Hill mason, discussed masonry materials and also  the historic tools he uses.