Episode 7: Introduction to Materials Conservation with Michelle Duhon

In this week’s episode I interview Michelle Duhon, owner and operator of Bayou Preservation and Southkick LLC. Michelle talks about her work as a technical conservator on projects such as tomb restorations, public art projects and stone repairs. We discuss the use of plaster as a common historic building material and also the types of stones she works with often. She reviews her best practices for creating project bids and working with clients for conservation projects.

For more information about materials conservation check out the Association for Preservation Technology and the American Institute for Conservation.

Michelle’s recommended locations for purchasing plaster materials: Limeworks US and Masonry Products

Episode 6: Preservation and Social Media with Jennifer Graves Hance

In this week’s episode I interview Jennifer Graves Hance, the face behind the popular Instagram account the.preservationist. Jennifer talks about the process she uses to curate her Instagram and how preservationists and preservation organizations can use social media to share information. We also discuss other apps such as The Historic Charleston Foundation’s app that functions like a pocket guide and map to historic sites in Charleston and their two historic house museums. In New Orleans, Tulane University and the University of New Orleans have collaborated to create a similar app called New Orleans Historical, which connects stories of history with locations in the city (place based story telling).

Episode 5: Preservation In Action with Leah Solomon

In this week’s episode I talk with preservationist Leah Solomon. Leah has worked with a variety of preservation organizations including government agencies, non-profits and private companies. We discuss the different ways preservation is used at the organizational level on programs such as Main Street America, Historicorps and local historic districts. Leah currently works for the Preservation Resource Center in New Orleans Louisiana. Visit our resources page for information on the PRC.

For more information about Crosstown Concourse you can visit their website here and the National Trust website has more information on the Driehaus Award awarded to Crosstown Concourse in 2018.

Click here for information on the city of Hammond Historic District.

Click here for information on the city of Madison India.

Episode 4: Preservation Consulting with Kelly Calhoun

In this week’s episode I interview Kelly Calhoun, owner and operator of Calhoun Preservation. Kelly and I discuss several topics related to preservation consulting including building surveys, National Register nominations and tax credits. Kelly is a fountain of knowledge and she shares a lot of it with us in this episode.

Make sure to check out our resources page for links to organizations we talk about a lot on the podcast!

Kelly’s Website

Kelly’s Instagram

Episode 3: Writing, Research, and Cemeteries with Heather Veneziano

On this week’s episode I interview Heather Veneziano, owner and operator of Gambrel and Peak historic preservation firm. In this episode I chat with Heather about several of her projects including her work with The Association for Gravestone Studies. Heather also discusses her involvement in the writing process of Gateway to New Orleans: Bayou St John 1708-2018 as well as other writing projects. Heather’s work focuses on traditional materials crafts and cultural heritage environments.

You can find Heather’s preservation work here: Gambrel and Peak

Heather’s Instagram

Episode 1: Sarah Myers of Verdigris Preservation

Welcome to the first episode of Preservation Destination. This podcast was created for professionals and non-professionals alike who are interested in the preservation of the built environment. We will discuss everything from historic homes and buildings to cemeteries and monuments so stay tuned for future episodes.

In today’s episode I interview Sarah Myers, owner and operator of Verdigris Preservation. We discuss her speciality, historic window restorations, along with some of the unique challenges she faces doing her work in New Orleans. If you'd like to find out more information about the Window Preservation Standards Collaborative that Sarah discussed you can visit their website here.               

Verdigris Preservation on Facebook

Verdigris Preservation on Instagram