DATE: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 11 am to 1 pm
LOCATION: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd.,Old Westbury, NY 11568
The restoration of the terra cotta cornice and Collyweston slate roof at Westbury House reveals a fascinating story about early 20th-century construction systems, building materials, and craftsmanship. With an introductory presentation and a visit to the project “staging area,” project managers Kurt Hirschberg of Jan Hird Pokorny Associates and Michael Stallmeyer of Preserv Building Restoration will lead “scaffold tours” to provide an up-close and personal look at the restoration process. Participants must wear sturdy shoes, sign an insurance waiver, and be able to climb a ladder. Limited to 20 people. Pre-registration is required (Gardens parking and admission fees waived for tour ticket-holders).
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness historic preservation from the same vantage point as the artisans on top of Westbury House! Click HERE to read Newsday’s feature about the Old Westbury Garden restoration project and the stroke of luck that lead to finding the original British slate for the Westbury House roof!
$20 Members and Young Preservationists
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