New York City has 8,250,000 people and 975,000 buildings.
It also has the only high school program in the country for hands-on masonry preservation, building conservation and green sustainable construction.
This blog offers a glimpse into that program.

The textbook developed from the curriculum and lessons: "Masonry History Integrity An Urban
Conservation Primer" is a free download at this web site:

The recent entries are in the LinkedIn Group: Masonry History Integrity & Urban Conservation.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Session #4 Stone Repair

Curriculum and Activities:
Identifying stone
Patching deteriorated stone

Masonry and Preservation:
How building stones deteriorate
Using Cathedral Stone "Jahn" mortar to
patch limestone, brownstone, terra cotta

History and Integrity:
Winston Churchill
Led his country with the motto: “Never give up.”

Though Hitler threatened to conquer England the determination of one man, Winston Churchill, stopped the conquest.

He would go through the streets of London during WWII bombings chewing a cigar and waving his hand with a “V” for victory sign.

To be a good leader, you have to be a good follower.

Churchill would find relaxation from stress by building brick walls throughout the grounds of his home, Chartwell.

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