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Workshop: The History of Masonry

March 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


We take a comprehensive and retrospective look at the application of masonry in building and architecture and illustrate how a fundamental understanding of masonry helps us restore the fabric of our built environment.
This workshop will also discuss and look at masonry in various forms and applications, from stone to brick and concrete and also explore how masonry has developed over time from the construction of landmarks like the Great Sphinx of Egypt to its modern day application and restoration.

About the presenter: Stephen Shelton has 40 years of experience working in the building trades.  For 12 of those years, he was the president of one of the city’s premier masonry companies; known for its high level of craftsmanship and the mark it left on many of the beautiful and historic homes in Pittsburgh.  He is the founder and executive director of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, which is a non-profit training facility.  The Institute’s goal is to give individuals, who have been incarcerated or had troubled pasts, an opportunity to learn a trade and secure a living-wage employment.

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join!
Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at 412-471-5808 ext. 527


March 3, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633