Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ACO Lecture: Restoring a Berlin Vernacular House in Kitchener

Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 7 pm

A visual talk by Branch members Drs. Gail Pool and Frances Stewart
Michelle Wade, Heritage Planner for the City of Kitchener

Conestoga Room, Kitchener City Hall – main floor

Free Parking off Ontario Street between King and Duke Streets
(space previously occupied by the Forsyth Shirt Factory - now gone)

Gail Pool and Frances Stewart will describe their experiences (good and bad) in preserving and restoring their 1903 Berlin vernacular house on Water Street in the Victoria Park Heritage Conservation District. Topics covered will include the re-building of verandahs, repairing windows and doors, and preserving brickwork and stone foundations as well as some interior restorations. They have received a great deal of assistance from craftsmen and from the City of Kitchener. Michelle Wade will describe the City of Kitchener’s Designated Heritage Property Grant Program and other assistance that the city provides owners of heritage homes.

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