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    • Monday, March 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Southport Lanes, 3325 N. Southport Ave, Chicago 60657
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    Please join APT WGLC for bowling and networking on Monday, March 9th!

    The event includes two lanes of bowling, shoe rental, and an appetizer buffet. Drinks are available for purchase. Attendance is free for APT WGLC members and $10.00 for non-members. 

    A short presentation about APT WGLC's initiatives and efforts in 2019 will be given.

    Registration is open through March 6th, 2020.

    Street parking is available and the venue is near Southport Brown line stop. 

    • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    • 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • IMI Training Center 2140 West Corporate Drive, Addison, IL 60101
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    The Association of Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT WGLC) along with the International Masonry Institute invites you to attend the 2020 Symposium – Masonry: History, Materials, and Repair.  The symposium will consist of professional presentations in the morning and multiple hands-on stations featuring masonry restoration skills taught by IMI staff in the afternoon. Stations will include repointing, terra cotta glaze repair, stone patching, and terra cotta installation mock-ups.

    The event will be held at the IMI Training Center, 2140 West Corporate Drive, Addison, IL 60101.

    Check-in begins at 7:45 am, presentations begin at 8:15 am.

    This program will provide 6 CEUs HSW. Lunch and light breakfast will be provided during the program. Parking is available on site. 

    Presentations include: 

    • Edward Gerns and Matthew Novesky:  Alternate Materials for Terra Cotta Restoration: So Many Issues, So Many Options
    • Jason Pederson, Elizabeth Manning and Kevin Vazquez:  Modification of a Historic Structure – The Minnesota Museum of American Art
    • Casie Radford and Phil Gagne:  Jacob Schmidt Brewery: Rathskeller Floor Restoration
    • Kevin Vazquez and Elizabeth Manning:  Investigation and Repair of Masonry Separation at St. Bernard’s Church Bell Towers
    • Rachel Michelin and Lee Fink:  Revitalizing Downtown Peoria: Adaptive Reuse of the Big White Store
    • Kenneth Itle:  Water Leakage in Masonry Buildings

    Symposium abstracts and flier available at: http://www.aptwglc.com/Annual-Symposium!


    • Saturday, April 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 505 Harvester Court, Unit B, Wheeling, IL. 60090
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    Join us for a hands-on plaster workshop!  More details to follow.

Past events

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Minnesota Bulletin Club
Monday, November 04, 2019 Frank Lloyd Wright UNESCO World Heritage List Inscription Lecture
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Haunted Architecture Walk - Chicago
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club - Laser Cleaning
Friday, September 27, 2019 Project Tour: Milwaukee Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Friday, September 06, 2019 Historic Lime Techniques Workshop
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Members-only Tour of Old Cook County Hospital
Friday, July 19, 2019 Casting Foundry Tour - Becker Precision Casting, Inc.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Guided Tour of the House of Tomorrow
Friday, May 17, 2019 2019 APT WGLC / CHSA Symposium: Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and Its Construction History
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 FLW Seth Peterson Cottage Tour and Restoration Review
Saturday, April 06, 2019 APT WGLC/SAIC Historic Preservation Program Student Mentoring Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Traditional Building: Vernacular Means and Methods
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Wisconsin Bulletin Club
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates Laboratory Tour
Thursday, February 21, 2019 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Madison: APT WGLC Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Minneapolis: APT WGLC Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Chicago: APT WGLC Annual Meeting
Friday, December 07, 2018 Decorative Gilding Workshop
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Haunted Architecture Walk
Friday, October 26, 2018 Terrazzo Restoration Workshop
Monday, September 24, 2018 APTI College of Fellows Keynote Address - Live Stream Viewing
Monday, September 17, 2018 Structural Engineering in Historic Preservation - Examples of Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Frank Lloyd Wright's Redesigned Fabyan Villa Tour
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Wisconsin Bulletin Club Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Minnesota Bulletin Club Meeting
Friday, June 29, 2018 Union Station - WGLC Member Tour
Monday, June 11, 2018 Preservation of Fire-Damaged Platteville Limestone
Monday, June 04, 2018 Building Science and Preservation Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2018 Symposium: Preservation Challenges of Modernist Structures
Thursday, April 12, 2018 School of the Art Institute, Historic Preservation Program Mentorship Event
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Bulletin Club, MN and WI
Thursday, February 15, 2018 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Bulletin Club and Chapter Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Lecture on FLW's Unity Temple Restoration
Thursday, January 11, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting and Presentation on the Restoration of All Saints Episcopal Church
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Old Chicago Main Post Office - WGLC Members Tour
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Monday, November 06, 2017 History and Use of Scagliola
Friday, October 27, 2017 Historic Decorative Stenciling Workshop
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Preservation and River's Edge Redevelopment Tax Credits - Rockford
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Old Chicago Main Post Office - WGLC Members Tour
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 APT WGLC Bulletin Club
Friday, September 15, 2017 School of the Art Institute, Historic Preservation Program Mentorship Event
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Happy Hour Downtown Tour - Elgin, IL
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 APT WGLC Pecha Kecha
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Cobblestone and River Rock Construction of the Fox Valley
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Old Nichols Library Condition Assessment
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Unity Temple Tour for APT Western Great Lakes Chapter Members
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 GSA Documentary: Modernism Renewed
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 2017 APT WGLC Symposium - Preservation and the Environment
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Building Leadership Conference for Women in Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC)*
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Historic Structures Symposium - Look But Don't Touch: Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Historic Buildings - Fundamentals and Real World Applications
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 APT Bulletin Club
Thursday, March 09, 2017 APT WGLC Bowling Social
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Fellows Round-table Discussion and Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Bulletin Club Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016 Galloy & Van Etten Cut Stone Contractors workshop visit
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Bulletin Club Meeting
Thursday, October 06, 2016 Happy Hour!

APT WGLC would like to congratulate our new Board of Directors! 

Kelsey Shipton - President

Lurita Blank - Vice President

Sarah Horton - Treasurer

Sarah Van Domelen - Secretary

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Docomomo US Call for Papers

Chicago: Crossroads of Modern America 

Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Chicago invite researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to submit abstracts that investigate the theme: “Crossroads of Modern America”.

Submission deadline: January 13, 2020

More information here or see attached PDF


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