Union Station’s Master Plasterer to appear October 26th At Historic Preservation Day in Lexington, MO.

The Lexington Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce that preparations for Historic Preservation Day are well underway. Scheduled for Saturday, October 26, the popular annual event will be held this year at the Historic Elk’s Lodge (The former Fifth Branch Bank 1846) 801 Main Street in Lexington.

Registration will begin at 8:00 am the day of the event and will include breakfast.

Guest speakers and presentations will commence at 9:00 with an impressive panel of historic preservationists from Missouri and Kansas.

Keynote speaker will be the noted historic preservationist/Structural Engineer and Architect, Joe Towns, PE, NCARB, LEED AP, BD+C. Mr. Towns will be speaker on what danger signs to watch for in historic buildings and how to avoid them. He will be joined by Brad Bruce, owner of Plasterkraft and Mural Masters, Mr. Bruce is a historic ornamental design specialist and will be speaking on that subject and the development and installation of Murals as an interior element. Mr Bruce and his partner worked on the decorative plaster at UNION STATION in Kansas City. Also speaking will be Mr. Paul Helmer, an architect for Kansas City Landmark Commission and color consultant and owner of Touch of Distinction, Color & Design. Mr. Helmer will talk on period appropriate colors and design, faux painting and room designs.

A luncheon will be served at noon prior to an afternoon tour of the historic downtown as you have never seen it.. Attendees will enjoy the viewing and commentary about several architectural projects in downtown and what it may mean to the future citizens of Lexington.. Included on the tour will be The Lexington Auditorium and Civic Center.

Ticket prices are $18.00 and based on limited availability. The price includes breakfast and lunch. Advanced registration is required by Tuesday, October 21d and can be made by calling 816-616-6940 or e-mailing tourism@visitlexingtonmo.com

The Lexington Historic Preservation Commission consists of a group of volunteers appointed by the City Council to monitor and protect the heritage properties in the four National Historic Districts in Lexington. The annual event serves to help educate property owners and raise public awareness and appreciation of the city’s rich architectural assets.

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