Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization will be conducting a hands-on workshop to introduce people to the repair and maintenance of historic brick.
The brick on historic buildings in Butte is called “common brick,” and is softer than modern brick. For that reason, repair and maintenance of the brick requires different materials than that normally sold as pre-mixed products. This workshop will cover how to evaluate brickwork, tools, materials, and techniques for brick repair and repointing.
An introduction to repair methods and materials will be held Thursday, September 26, at the Quarry Brewery, 124 W. Broadway, in the alley between Broadway and Park Streets, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Reading materials will be distributed at this session.
Participants will do hands-on practice at the same building Saturday morning, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10, and it is free to Butte CPR members.
Attendees will get a full explanation of materials and tools needed to do simple brick repair. Please bring a pencil or pen to take notes and wear appropriate clothes for outdoor work. Materials and tools will be supplied for the hands-on work.
Contact Larry Smith before the workshop so we can provide enough materials: firstname.lastname@example.org or 491-0744.