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Webinar: The Branch House Brickwork & Mortars


  • January 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm

Brick has been a common building material in Virginia since the colonial era but the Branch House’s use of brick is unique. You will see up-close drone images of the ornamental brickwork and sculpture that is typically seen from the ground. You will learn about brick restoration techniques and considerations that are factored into historic brick buildings across Virginia, including the importance in selecting the right mortar. You will also learn about the changes in the brick industry during the period of the house’s construction, which transitioned from centuries old practices to contemporary construction. Brick may be a common building material but at the Branch it is uncommon restoration.



Warren Davies, Virginia Masonry Restoration  Historic Masonry & The Branch House

Walter M. Dotts III, Trustee – Old House Authority, and great-grandson of John Kerr Branch and Beulah Gould Branch

Calder Loth, Architectural Historian


Fred Esenwein, Ph.D., Glavé & Holmes Architecture, Moderator

Please click here to register. Learn more about our Webinar series “The Branch House – Restoration for the Second Century”

This is a free event.

Note: This event will be conducted online via Zoom. Registrants will participate on their computer, iPad, or smartphone device. A link to this webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the event.