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    • Friday, May 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540
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    Please join APT WGLC for an event coordinated by SAIC, US Heritage Group, and Naper Settlement.

    The event will include a morning introduction to the manufacture and use of lime, a lime-wash demonstration, and some hands-on lime-wash experience. After a break for lunch on your own we will reconvene in the afternoon as Marion Machnicki from US Heritage Group demonstrates techniques for infilling large areas between logs with stones, hemp, and a lime mortar mixture.

    There are 10 spots available for APT WGLC participants. The event will be free for APT WGLC members and $20.00 for non-members. 

    The program will run from 9:30 am until approximately 2:30 pm. 

    • Friday, May 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

    The Association of Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT WGLC) and the Construction History Society of America (CHSA) are co-hosting a Symposium on the theme: Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and its Construction History.  The program will offer a single track, combining the two disciplines of preservation technology and construction history.

    The event will be held Friday May 17, 2019, at the Ballroom of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave), and will run from 7:45 am - 4:30 pm, with a reception to follow at The Plymouth (327 S Plymouth Ct).

    Registration is open at https://chsamembership.wildapricot.org/event-3245982/  (please note that this site is hosted by our co-sponsor, CHSA, and APT WGLC members will need to use a registration code for appropriate registration fees).

    In addition, APT WGLC/CHSA will be organizing a tour of the Pullman Historic District on Saturday, May 18th. More information to follow.

    Symposium Presentations

    Thomas Leslie, FAIA will give a keynote speech entitled Chicago's Other Skyscrapers to kickoff the symposium. This will be followed by four sessions, each with three to four presentations covering topics including:

    • The Development of Riveting Technology (Quentin Collette & Meghan Elliott)
    • Edgewater Beach Apartments: Adapting to Shoreline Changes (Kimberly Lis & Paul Gaudette)
    • John Alexander Low Waddell & the Construction of the Northwestern Elevated Railway (Scott Utter)
    • Evaluation and Repair of Industrial Chimneys (Katherine Wissink, Gustavo Tumialan, & Greggrey Cohen)
    • The Redevelopment of Historic Cook County Hospital (Nick Faulconer & Ian Kaminski Coughlin)
    • The Matthews Brothers' Cut Stone Company Mill (Cynthia Brubaker)
    • Preservation Challenges Facing Eckley Miners' Village Houses and Outbuildings (Paula Nasta & Katie Boyle)
    • Rehabilitation of the Pullman National Monument's Administration Building (Andrea Terry & Stephen Kelley)
    • The Chronology and Present Day Application of Slow Burn Construction (Anne Chance & Susan D. Turner)
    • The Whiting Foundry Equipment Company Complex (Michael Powers, Thomas Boothby & Esra Yazgan)
    • Two Intersectional Petrographic Case Studies from the Northeastern US (Martin Schmidheiny)
    • Building the 1893 Worlds' Columbian Fair (Kevin Griebenow)
    • Alcoa, Reynolds, and the Battle for Progress During WWII (Tait Johnson)
    • The Imperial Sugar's Char House in Texas (Gabriela Campagnol)

    If you have any questions, please contact us at aptwglc@gmail.com.

    Again, registration is at https://chsamembership.wildapricot.org/event-3245982/ 

Past events

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!

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Indiana Landmarks Logs to Lustrons tour:

Do you favor rustic landmarks, like early log structures? Or are you a fan of Mid-Century Modern-style houses? Either way, we’ve got you covered on our May 4 Logs to Lustrons tour. Indiana Landmarks, in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park, team up to present 13 sites spanning a century of architecture, including restored residences not normally open to the public and vacant landmarks in need of a new use. Eight interiors will be open for touring. If you’d like an even deeper experience — and decide where you want to spend the most time on the tour — come on Friday, May 3 for an evening lecture on the architecture and history of the National Park.

Event Information https://www.indianalandmarks.org/event/logs-to-lustrons-tour/

APT Central Plains Symposium:

Please consider joining APT Central Plains Chapter for our upcoming Symposium “Complex Preservation: Lessons from the Nebraska State Capitol.” The symposium takes place at the Ferguson House in Lincoln, NE, just steps away from the Capitol building.  The event will span two days: running Friday, April 12 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm (reception to follow) and Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 am- 12:30 pm. The symposium will feature lectures on materials, methods and means of preserving the monumental and occupied Nebraska State Capitol on Friday and tours of the State Capitol on Saturday. At the Keynote on Friday afternoon, Kent Diebolt of Vertical Access will discuss the history and use of Guastivino tile, a major component of the Nebraska State Capitol.  Other featured presentations include:


  • Bob Ripley, Office of the Capitol Commission, “Preserving, using, and maintaining the Nebraska State Capitol”
  • Dan M. Worth, FAIA, FAPT and Zach Soflin, BVH Architecture, “Letting the Building Speak; Innovations for Planning, Programming and Documentation for Preservation and Rehabilitation”
  • Steve T. Alvine, P.E. and Paul A. Bauman, P.E., Alvine Engineering, “Replacing a 50+ Year Old System in an Ornate, Elaborate and High-rise State Capitol: An Engineers' View”
  • Julie Cawby, BVH Architecture, will be speaking about the HVAC project (title tbd)


Additionally, we will be hosting a round table discussion with all of the speakers and finish Friday with a reception at the Hickory Room at Lazlo’s. Saturday will begin at the Symposium location, the Ferguson house, and groups will take hardhat tours of the Capitol alternating between the HVAC project and Guastavino tile & historic finishes. We are happy to extend our membership registration rate to APT Western Great Lake Chapter members, and hope you can join us!  Full details are available: http://www.aptcp.org/pages/symposium


Please email info@aptcp.org if you have any questions.

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