Lecture: "How to Read a House" by Mitch Wilds

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Event:  Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on "How to Read a House: Identifying Historic Buildings” by Mitch Wilds
Time:  Thursday, January 8,2015 at 7 pm
Location:  160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC  (at the corner of Hargett St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.
Admission:  For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited.
Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: joellane@bellsouth.net
Lecture on “How to Read a House: Identifying Historic Buildings” by Mitch Wilds of the NC State Historic Preservation Office will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please go to the Eventbrite web site to purchase admission. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
Changes and development in building materials technology provide great information to help understand the construction date and evolution of your house. Mitch will discuss datable changes in technology relating to the manufacture and use of building materials including saw marks, nails, screws, and other building materials.
Mitch Wilds is the Head of the Restoration Services Branch of the NC State Historic Preservation Office where he has been a member of the staff for thirty years assisting with the restoration and preservation of historic properties across the state. A native of Mississippi, he attended Rhodes College in Memphis and graduate school in historic preservation at Columbia University in New York.