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Gilded Innovation: Building Materials and Technology at the Eustis Estate


Friday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.

At this daylong workshop, learn about the innovative building materials and technologies used at the 1878 Eustis Estate, an early work of noted architect William Ralph Emerson. Scholars present lectures on the mansion's terracotta and carved brick interior ornament, polychrome masonry exterior, surviving gas generation plant, and early wind power electrical system. The workshop takes place inside the Eustis mansion with an opportunity to access the 1902 power station, weather permitting.

Box lunch and refreshments provided by our sponsor, the Northeast Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology.

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