2012 Cast Iron Symposium

2012 Cast Iron Symposium

Location: Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX
When: April 12-13th, 2012
Registration Fee: $50
Website: http://www.galvestonhistory.org/castiron

Galveston’s 12-block Strand/Mechanic National Historic Landmark District contains one of the largest collections of historic cast-iron commercial buildings in the country. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the City of Galveston received a federal grant to rehabilitate the city’s rich cast iron architectural heritage. In conjunction with the upcoming restoration, Galveston Historical Foundation will be offering a Symposium on the history, manufacture and maintenance of cast iron on April 12-13th, 2012 at the historic Tremont House, in downtown Galveston.

Leading conservators, preservationists and fabricators will speak to the challenges of sustaining these cultural treasures in a coastal environment.

Speakers include Anne T. Sullivan, Sullivan Preservation, Chicago, Illinois; J. Scotty Howell, Robinson Iron, Alexander City, Alabama; S. Patrick Sparks, Sparks Engineering, Round Rock, Texas; Doug McLean, McLean’s Blacksmithing, Galveston, Texas; Paul Mardikian, Senior Conservator Hunley Project, Clemson University Restoration Institute, South Carolina.

Presentations range from the history of cast iron architecture to the use of modern technology in cast iron construction and rehabilitation. Diversity scholarships are available to attendees from unique, social, economic and cultural backgrounds whose commitment to historic preservation will be strengthened by attending the symposium.

This symposium and scholarships are made possible by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, see http://www.galvestonhistory.org/castiron or contact Michael Carson at michael.carson@galvestonhistory.org or 409-765-3423.

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4 Responses to Cast Iron Symposium: April 12-13, 2012 in Galveston, TX – Galveston Historical Foundation

  1. Nadja Summer says:

    I have been in Galveston last week, to bad that I just found your article today, I have not seens the historic Tremont house but maybe I will visit it on another day. I was inspired to visit Galveston by this interesting article here: http://tinylink.net/29648

    Wish you all the best


  2. james says:

    Nice article, thankyou for sharing with us

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  4. nhung says:

    thankyou for sharing info.

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