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Window Restoration Boot Camp this week at Jacob Rosenwald

Boot camp features Jefferson Jacob Rosenwald School Instructor Bob Yapp, an author, teacher and historic preservation specialist, president of Preservation Resources Inc. based in Hannibal, Missouri, and former host of the national weekly PBS program "About Your House with Bob Yapp."
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By Diane Comer

FRANKFORT, KY - A nationally known historic building expert is leading a Window Restoration Boot Camp this week at Jefferson Jacob Rosenwald School, 6517 Jacob School Road, Prospect, KY a former African American school listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The workshop is taking place from 7am-4:30amCT/8am-5:30pmET, daily through Friday, November 21, 2014, at the school.


Instructor is historic preservation specialist

Jefferson Jacob Rosenwald School Instructor Bob Yapp is an author, teacher and historic preservation specialist, president of Preservation Resources Inc. based in Hannibal, Missouri, and former host of the national weekly PBS program "About Your House with Bob Yapp," sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. During the boot camp, he and other historic preservation professionals will work with 15 students and provide hands-on instruction to teach cost-effective rehabilitation and weatherization methods.

Building functioned as a school from 1918-1957

The two-story frame building was constructed in 1918 as part of Julius Rosenwald's rural African American school building program. It functioned as a school from 1918 to 1957, a time when African American education was conducted in segregated facilities in Kentucky and throughout most of the United States. It is currently owned by Prospect Masonic Lodge No. 109.

Book camp teaches basic window restoration practices

"The boot camp is intended to be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity where students will learn sash removal, safe paint and glass removal, epoxy repair, glazing putty application, weather stripping and sash re-installation," said Yapp. "At the end of the five days they will know, from beginning to end, how to completely restore and weatherize a double-hung, wood window."

All work meets Secretary of Interior Standards.

All work is being done in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Rehabilitation, which is the standard recommended for buildings listed in or eligible for the National Register. Owners of historic homes, commercial or other buildings listed in the National Register who rehabilitate their property using these standards may qualify for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.Instructor Jim Turner with students.

Stakeholder organizations identify students

Students were identified for participation through a number of stakeholder organizations including YouthBuild USA, KentuckianaWorks and the Kentucky Youth Career Center's Right Turn program, a federal initiative that helps young people involved in the juvenile justice system put the past behind them and start a new career. YouthBuild is a program for individuals age 16 to 24, who work toward their GED credential or high school diploma while learning job skills through building affordable housing. KentuckianaWorks is an agency of Louisville Metro Government, serves as the Workforce Investment Board for the region, and oversees a system of career centers where adults and youth can find jobs as well as education and training opportunities.

Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Office pilot project

The boot camp is being presented by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC) as a pilot project for a proposed craftsman training program in the preservation trades, financed through federal mitigation funds allocated as part of the Kentucky-Indiana Ohio River Bridges project.

For questions, call 502-564-7005, ext. 120.


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Historic building expert teaching windows restoration



2014-11-20 - Prospect, KY - Photo From Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC).
A nationally known historic building expert is leading a Window Restoration Boot Camp this week at Jefferson Jacob Rosenwald School, 6517 Jacob School Road, Prospect, KY a former African American school listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The workshop is taking place from 7am-4:30amCT/8am-5:30pmET, daily through Friday, November 21, 2014, at the school. Above One of the instructors, window restoration expert Jim Turner, center, works with boot camp participants. Turner learned the trade in Kentucky more than a decade ago during a series of workshops at Pine Mountain Settlement School, presented in partnership with KHC. He is a member of the Preservation Trades Network Inc. and owner of Turner Restoration based in Detroit, Michigan.

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The Jefferson Julius Rosenwald, School



2014-11-20 - Jefferson Jacob Rosenwald School, 6517 Jacob School Road, Prospect, KY - Photo Photo From Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC).
The Jefferson Julius Rosenwald, School, is two-story frame building was constructed in 1918 as part of Julius Rosenwald's rural African American school building program. It functioned as a school from 1918 to 1957, a time when African American education was conducted in segregated facilities in Kentucky and throughout most of the United States. It is currently owned by Prospect Masonic Lodge No. 109.

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