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Eighteenth Annual Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Lecture
April 5, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm$35.00
Vignettes on Southern Furniture and Architecture:
Early Turned Chairs of the Roanoke River Basin and Gambrel Roof Houses in Northeastern North
Reid Thomas is a Restoration Specialist for the State Historic Preservation Office, Division of Historical Resources, Department of Cultural Resources. Serving out of the Eastern Office in Greenville, since 1990, he works in 18 counties in the northeastern region providing technical restoration assistance to hundreds of private and public projects. Reid specializes in early building technology, historic paints, building conservation and disaster planning and recovery.
Mark Wenger is employed with Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker, Architects—Albany, New York, and Williamsburg, Virginia.
The firm specializes in the restoration of historic buildings. From 1980 to 2003, Wenger worked as an architectural historian with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and makes his home in Williamsburg. He has published two books and a number of articles on architectural subjects.
9:30 am Registration and Welcome
10:15 am Mark Wenger
Early Turned Chairs of the Roanoke River Basin
11:30 am Refreshment Break
11:45 am Reid Thomas
Gambrel Roof Houses of Northeastern North Carolina
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Chair Assessment
If you wish, please bring one or two chairs for Mark Wenger to assess for provenance, date, material, etc.
No financial appraisals will be offered.
Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Lecture, Luncheon and Tours only $35 per person