Historic Property Lectures

Do you own a historic property? Historic Charleston Foundation is hosting a stewardship lecture series this fall aimed at helping owners of historic homes address the unique challenges of historic ownership.Charleston single

The Foundation’s newest fall lecture series will examine the anatomy and craftsmanship of various features of the historic house. This series will explore the best preservation treatments for shutters, windows, paint, and roofs. Master restoration contractor David Hoffman of Edgewood Builders will introduce you to the local experts and craftsmen who will help you gain a better understanding of materials and methods used in the restoration and repair of historic buildings. The restoration contractors will bring examples of quality craftsmanship and there will be time devoted to a Q & A session after each presentation.

October 13 – Shutters: Randy Withers, Withers Industries, Inc.

Serving both residential and commercial customers, Withers Industries Inc. specializes in historic architectural shutters, millwork, and hardware. The company was founded in 1982, and is a leading manufacturer of custom interior and exterior shutters as well as custom millwork.
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October 20 – Windows: David Dick, The Ways of Wood

Specializing in restoration of historic windows and doors, The Ways of Wood has been operating in the Lowcountry for over 16 years. David Dick is considered an expert in historic windows and has a list of skills including: renovation, restoration, cabinetry, historic preservation, restoration carpentry, and construction. In 2006, David Dick received the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Craftsmanship Award from the Foundation.
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November 3 – Paint: Frank Leigh, Frank Leigh Painting & Co.

Frank Leigh founded Frank Leigh Painting & Co., Inc. in 1983. For over 30 years he has specialized in restoration and high end painting. He employs more than 40 skilled local tradesmen and his work has been in several national publications such as Southern Living and Architectural Digest.
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November 10 – Roofs: Joe Wells, Wells Roofing & SheetMetal, Inc.

Joe Wells’ passion for preservation, restoration, and original craftsman workmanship shows through all of Wells Roofing custom projects. Wells Roofing & SheetMetal Inc. was founded in 1984 and has been serving the Lowcountry for 30 years. The roofing team is made up of true craftsmen/tin smiths, most of whom have been working for the company for 20 plus years. In 2008, the Foundation awarded the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Craftsmanship Award to Joseph L. Wells.
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Cost: $25 per person for an individual lecture
Friends and Guild donors of the Foundation will receive a 50% discount.

Space is limited. Call (843) 723-3646 for more information.

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