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The Anatomy of an Old Chimney A talk by Restoration Mason, Richard Irons

Posted Feb. 20, 2013, at 1:32 p.m.

The design and construction of chimneys in early houses is the focus of the the second presentation in Lincoln County Historical Association’s winter lecture series. Restoration mason Richard Irons’ talk, entitled “The Anatomy of an Old Chimney,” will be held on Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 PM in the Communications Building behind the Lincoln County Court House in Wiscasset.

Irons, who recently restored part of the chimney at the Old Jail in Wiscasset,

is a specialist in historic period restoration and preservation reproduction with nearly 40 years of experience as a professional masonry contractor and consultant. He was the first tradesperson to receive the Maine Historic Preservation award, and he has been featured in a number of professional publications for his work on significant early houses.

A suggested donation of $5. is requested, and coffee and homemade pastries will be provided. For schedule changes due to inclement weather, call John Reinhardt at 882-9628 after 10:30 AM on the day of the lecture.

For more information about LCHA, please visit www.lincolncountyhistory.org.

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