Saturday, September 7 • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
At French Quarter Visitor Center • Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve
419 Decatur Street • New Orleans, LA
We have joined forces with Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild to bring the experts to you. Restoration Rx: A Morning with the Masters will be at the park’s French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans. This event will feature expert master craftsmen who restore and maintain historic local properties, a permitting and regulation expert, and an architect who will speak about the balance between modernization and historic character. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-342-4760.
On the program:
- New Orleans Master Crafts Guild experts master carpenter/millwright Dwayne Broussard, master blacksmith Darryl Reeves, and master plasterer Jeff Poree, Sr. will be on hand for demonstrations and to answer questions about topics from architectural elements to gates to furniture.
- Preservation expert Erika Gates will provide information on working with the Vieux Carré Commission and on permitting and regulatory compliance within historic districts.
- At 11:00 a.m., local architect Harvey Burns will present a talk about the 16-year-long project to restore the Antoine’s Restaurant complex. The complex consists of 50,000 square feet throughout seven historic structures and four stories. Burns and his firm, Jahncke & Burns Architects, have modernized the historic restaurant and surrounding buildings to meet all regulatory requirements while maintaining and emphasizing the original character of New Orleans’ oldest restaurant.