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The Branch House Brickwork & Mortars

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brick has been a common building material in Virginia since the colonial era but the Branch Houses use of brick is unique.  You will see up-close drone images of the ornamental brickwork and sculpture that is typically seen from the ground.

You will learn about brick restoration techniques and considerations that are factored into historic brick buildings across Virginia, including the importance in selecting the right mortar.  You will also learn about the changes in the brick industry during the period of the house’s construction, which transitioned from centuries-old practices to contemporary construction.  Brick may be a common building material but at the Branch, it is uncommon restoration.


Warren Davies, Virginia Masonry Restoration  Historic Masonry & The Branch House

Walter M. Dotts III, Trustee – Old House Authority, and great-grandson of John Kerr Branch and Beulah Gould Branch

Calder Loth, Architectural Historian


Fred Esenwein, Ph.D., Glavé & Holmes Architecture, Moderator

Register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4786479

This webinar is eligible for 1.0 AIA Learning Unit for attending. Please follow the questions upon registration. You will only get credit for attending the LIVE webinar.

*This lecture will be recorded.
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***Registration closes the date of the webinar at 5:30 PM


January 13
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
(804) 655-6055