Spring 2018 Offerings

Materials and Techniques of Historic Restoration and Rehabilitation

10-week course
The course offers an overview of different materials commonly used in this region and the techniques for their repair. Materials to be examined are: masonry (stone, brick, concrete, terra cotta, morter), wood, finishes, plaster, and metals. The class will discuss techniques utilized to read historic evidence in buildings and be introduced to rehabilitation codes. This course should benefit architects, contractors, and the preservation community in general.

Instructor: Bob Russell
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 30-Apr. 10 (no class Mar.13)
Time: 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.
Location: West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $250
Credits: 2 CEUs

Bob Russell is a partner in the Princeton-area firm Holt Morgan Russell Architects. He has over thirty years of experience and has carried out historic preservation projects at such notable sites as Drumthwacket, Craftsman Farms, Allaire Village, and High Point Monument. He and his firm have also done significant work at the Princeton and Rutgers University campuses, particularly in the restoration of old buildings. He has taught in the Drew University Historic Preservation program.

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Preservation Planning

10-week course
This course provides an overview and detailed look at the legal, economic, and community planning aspects of historic preservation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Students will discuss land use and preservation law, federal and state standards, the integration of preservation with municipal planning, redevelopment, and environmental goals, advocacy, and community activism. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a sound working understanding of regional municipal land use law and other regulations promulgated by the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania affecting land use at the municipal level.

Instructor: Dorothy P. Guzzo and others
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 31-Apr. 18 (no class on Feb. 14 and Mar. 14)
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $250
Credits: 2 CEUs

Dorothy P. Guzzo was appointed executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust in 2008. From 1995 to 2008, as the deputy state historic preservation officer for New Jersey, she oversaw the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, project certification to qualify for Investment Tax Credits, certifying local governments for implementing programs on the municipal level, historic and archaeological resource inventory and resource protection through state and federal regulations. She has held elected office and served on her municipal planning board and local historic preservation commission. Ms. Guzzo is currently serving on the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force charged with creating a Heritage Tourism Master Plan for the state of New Jersey.

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Documenting Historic Buildings

5-week course
This five-session workshop will review and illustrate successful strategies for gleaning information from a variety of sources including traditional paper-based documents, as well as multiple digital resources. Participants will learn to glean building information from public documents such as deeds, newspapers, wills, building permits, historical surveys, and local, state, and federal historic registrations.  Also included will be instruction on discovering and making use of private records, such as family papers, photographic collections, maps, architectural drawings, and historic structure reports.  The course will feature site-visits to local repositories, including the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Instructor: Bruce Laverty
Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 17
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: various locations
Cost: $125
Credits: 1 CEUs; AIA credits pending

Bruce Laverty has been Director of the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project, a free, on-line database of architectural information and images consulted more than 150,000 times daily, since 2000. He also serves as Project Director of the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network, a Mellon Foundation-sponsored project that has digitized and web-mounted more than 7000 historic map and survey images. He also is an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University, where he teaches History of Philadelphia Architecture and Intro to Historic Preservation.

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Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners

1-day workshop
This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members as well as being relevant for planning and zoning board members and elected officials. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Focus will be on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to foster good preservation at the local level.

Instructor: Dorothy P. Guzzo and others
Dates: Mar. 10
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $75
Credits: .7 CEUs; AIA and APA credits pending

Dorothy P. Guzzo was appointed executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust in 2008. From 1995 to 2008, as the deputy state historic preservation officer for New Jersey, she oversaw the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, project certification to qualify for Investment Tax Credits, certifying local governments for implementing programs on the municipal level, historic and archaeological resource inventory and resource protection through state and federal regulations. She has held elected office and served on her municipal planning board and local historic preservation commission. Ms. Guzzo is currently serving on the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force charged with creating a Heritage Tourism Master Plan for the state of New Jersey.

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Brick, Stone, an Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair

1-day workshop
Brick, stone and mortar construction was a common building technique throughout the colonial period.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, masonry construction was almost as common as wood
construction. This workshop will introduce participants to various brick and stonework building
traditions as well as to the varying qualities of the materials themselves. Equally important, students will
look at the evolution of mortar and its basic components. There will be a demonstration of brick
pointing with a survey of the tools and techniques used.

Instructor: Ray Tschoepe & Tom Mcpoyle
Dates: Saturday, Apr. 7
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $40
Credits: .4 CEUs

Raymond Tschoepe is Director of Conservation for the Fairmount Park Conservancy and an adjunct faculty member of the historic preservation program of Bucks County Community College, where he teaches a core course in building conservation. He is a contributing editor of Old House Journal, for which he has written, illustrated, and photographed numerous articles. Mr. Tschoepe lectures at conferences and workshops for Traditional Building and the Association for Preserving Technology. Mr. Tschoepe graduated from the School of Fine Arts master’s program in Historic Preservation. He then worked for nearly 10 years as an independent restoration contractor. Among many preservation projects, Ray worked toward the restoration of elements of Bellaire manor, Letitia Street House, Malta Boat Club and the entry doors and panels of Founder’s Hall at Girard College.

Tom Mcpoyle is a conservator for the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Recent projects as conservator include Cedar Grove exterior woodwork restoration, Letitia House restoration, Glen Foerd plaster medallion restoration, Lemon Hill fanlight restoration. Before working in Fairmount Park, he worked for four years in the preservation of historic decorative finishes for Albert Michaels Conservation in Harrisburg, where he helped to restore buildings such as Longwood Gardens’ Ballroom and the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

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Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation

1-day workshop
This day-long workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism.

Instructor: Ian Burrow and Wade Catts
Dates: Friday, May 4
Time: 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Location: Princeton Historical Society and Princeton Battlefield State Park
Cost: $75
Credits: .6 CEUs

Ian Burrow has been an archaeological and cultural resource management professional since 1975. In 2015 he founded BurrowIntoHistory, LLC, a company whose mission is to improve the preservation, management, and public enjoyment of historic cultural resources in the United States and beyond. He was the 2015 recipient of the New Jersey Historical Commission’s Richard J. Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Knowledge and Preservation of New Jersey History. He has investigated numerous archaeological sites, including the Old Barracks National Historic Landmark in Trenton, the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment in Somerset County, NJ, the Charles Carroll House in Annapolis, and Princeton Battlefield. He has also directed major investigations on 18th-century urban sites in Philadelphia, Trenton, and Jersey City. He has taught at Drew, Rutgers, Rider, and at the University of Delaware.

Wade P. Catts, MA is the Principal with South River Heritage Consulting, LLC. He is an independent historical archaeologist specializing in history, archaeology, and historic preservation. A Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA), Wade is a member of Society for Historical Archaeology, the Council for Northeast Historical Archeology, the Company of Military Historians, and the Society of Military History. He has authored or co-authored articles in Historical Archaeology, North American Archaeologist, Northeast Historical Archaeology, Delaware History, Advances in Archaeological Practice, and The Bulletin of the Archeological Society of Delaware.

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