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Norman to sponsor masonry repair workshops

The city's Norman Historic District Commission will sponsor workshops on Nov. 17-18 on how to repair masonry on historic buildings.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: November 10, 2012
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Two masonry preservation workshops are scheduled for Nov. 17-18, sponsored by the Norman Historic District Commission.

The workshops will be led by historic preservation expert Bob Yapp. He will lead participants in the art and science of repairing deteriorated brick and mortar at demonstration buildings in downtown Norman.

Workshops will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Registration is required. A $15 workshop fee includes lunch.

Registration is limited to 12 participants per session, but observers are welcome if space allows.

Workshop participants will use Yapp's techniques to repair brick walls on two buildings in the 300 block of E Main, said Neil Robinson, chairman of the Norman Historic District Commission.

Each session will begin with a talk on masonry tools, materials and techniques, after which students will learn how to mix mortar, remove damaged material and repoint mortar.

Yapp operates the Belvedere School for Historic Preservation Trades and Technology in Hannibal, Mo.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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IF YOU GO

Reservations for the hands-on workshop sessions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call 366-5392 or email susan.atkinson@normanok.gov.

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