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Historic Preservation students participate in dry stone construction workshop

October 22, 2012   |  

Graduate students from the Department of Historic Preservation traveled to Pine Mountain, KY to participate in a dry stone construction class. Students worked under the direction of Richard Tuffnell of the Dry Stone Conservancy to cut and place stones in a stable and aesthetically pleasing manner to ultimately construct a dry stone masonry retaining wall for the Pine Mountain Settlement School. 

The dry stone construction trip is a yearly tradition for Historic Preservation students. It serves to foster an interest in preserving traditional building methods in addition to a better understanding of the construction of historic buildings.