Colorado Preservation Inc.’s Saving Places Conference

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Jessica R. Reske, AIA, LEED AP
Architect/Historic Preservation Specialist

Colorado Preservation Inc.’s Saving Places Conference was held February 6-8, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center.  SLATERPAULL had a booth at the Preservation Marketplace and led three educational sessions that included:

“Significant Finds: Archaeological Monitoring Discoveries” – This session addressed the importance of archaeological monitoring throughout projects at historic buildings and focused on archaeological resources uncovered during rehabilitation activities at the Hotel de Paris in Georgetown, Colorado.  Though archaeological monitoring is required for many projects, it is often not understood or appreciated as a vital part of historic preservation projects which include ground-disturbing activities.  Geoffry Lee of SLATERPAULL presented with Tom Witt from SWCA and Tom Carr from the OAHP.

“Strengthening Historic Wood Frame Structures: Beefing Up Old Bones” – The recently completed structural rehabilitation of the Crested Butte Depot was explored in terms of technical challenges, architectural details, and strategies for minimizing impact to the historic character and material of an important historic building while addressing structural design issues which were part of the building’s original construction detailing.  Jessica Reske of SLATERPAULL presented with Jennifer Arndt of JVA, Inc., Molly Minneman from the Town of Crested Butte, and Gheda Gayou from the State Historical Fund.

“Fort Lyon Adobe Stabilization Follow-up” – Gary Petri of SLATERPAULL together with Fred Rutz of J.R. Harris & Co.  provided an update regarding the recently completed rehabilitation work at the adobe structures on Officer’s Row.  These historic buildings are located at Fort Lyon, outside Las Animas, Colorado. Rehabilitation work included structural stabilization as well as adobe and stucco rehabilitation on the exterior of three buildings along Officer’s Row.