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The Restoration Dialogue: Solving the Unknowns of Preservation and Restoration The Branch House Pipes (CE)
February 03

The Branch House - Virginia Center for Architecture

Free, with “pay-what-you-can” donation.  
1.0 AIA Learning Unit.
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The Branch House plumbing is remarkable in that so much of the original piping is still in use after 100 years but it is causing damage to the decorative plaster.  Tracing the pipes has led to understanding how the house was built behind the surfaces you see.  You will see various strategies in investigating behind the walls, spaces not normally seen by the public including the highest and lowest parts of the building, and some of the 1916 construction drawings from Popes office.  You will learn about construction techniques that were novel in 1919 but are common today and things to consider when describing work to be done that you cannot see. Like a simple plumbing job today, what started as a seemingly mundane task escalated into a historical reimagining of the entire building and discovery of what was else needs to be done!

A link to this webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the event.

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

*This lecture will be recorded, but credit will only be awarded to attendees of the Live webinar.