Come out for a unique event on Saturday 4/27: a building and grounds tour of the Red Dragon Canoe Club where Mary Todd Lincoln stayed immediately after her husband, President Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated. The Red Dragon Canoe Club, located at the historic Shipman Mansion, privy restoration received one of the largest allocations of Historic Preservation funds from the state of New Jersey. This building and grounds restoration effort included the slate roof, plaster and restoration of the privy (outhouse). The 1-hour tour of the historic club will be followed by a CEU Brunch and Learn Presentation. Event Attendees will receive 3 AIA CEU’s.
Historic Slate Roof Repairs and Interior Restoration designed by Phillip E. Scott, RA. with the design architect who will speak about the client relationship, the triage, how the work was phased as well as the technical details of the historic slate roof. KSK Architects Planners and Historians in Philadelphia, PA provides services in architecture, urban design, planning, and historic preservation. A focus of the practice is urban area revitalization and redevelopment.
Lee Cousins and Carl Blaetz who renovated the privy will also join us. Carl Blaetz of Long Neck Partners went through the rubble and recreated the privy based on their findings. The privy, or outhouse, if one of the last remaining of its kind in New Jersey. The interesting part of the privy restoration is how many original pieces they found and how they created new pieces using old findings. John Ahern of Ahern Painting will also join us to talk about the restoration of the architectural details such as using Styrofoam as a base to reconstruct the plaster ceiling molding.
The session will wrap up with a question and answer session with additional walking tour options. We look forward to seeing you then!
RSVP to Jessica O’Donnell, AIA at firstname.lastname@example.org or