Quarterly Care Workshop: Balconies & Galleries

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New Date TBA  •  5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
820 St. Louis Street  •  Hermann-Grima House
Led by by Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr. AIA

Learn from an expert on historic balcony and gallery care and repair in the French Quarter!

FREE for members / $10 for non-members — limited space available.
Registration (for non-members) or R.S.V.P. (for members) required for admission – call 504.342.4760 or email brook@vccfoundation.org if you have any questions or need to check your membership status.

This workshop will focus on historic balcony and gallery care and repair. The iconic ironwork and decking of the Quarter’s balconies and galleries require careful maintenance year-round. Decking can warp and rot or become vulnerable to insect damage in the humid, sub-tropical New Orleans climate. The ironwork is equally susceptible to damage due to its exposure to the elements, which causes paint to peel, and subsequent oxidation to occur. The combination of these inevitable effects can cause critical surface and structural damage to the balconies and galleries that are a character-defining feature of French Quarter architecture. This workshop covers the basics of maintenance on said structures and offers advice on how to recognize issues before they become disasters.

Thank you to Hermann-Grima House, Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr. AIA,  and the VCC Staff for assisting with the planning and execution of this important workshop.

The new Quarterly Care Workshop series is designed to provide hands-on demonstrations and resources to property owners and caretakers about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation. Maintenance is preservation – and proper maintenance will protect historic structures from untimely deterioration.

Space will be limited at many of the sites, so the workshops will be videotaped and available via our YouTube channel for future reference.