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ARCH*TEK Preservation Expo Set for April 1, 2017 at the New TekVenture Location

Presented by:

ARCH*TEK, a joint effort of Fort Wayne's historic preservation group, ARCH, and Fort Wayne's TekVenture


  • 1550 Griffin St, Fort Wayne, IN  46803 (previously occupied by the River City Night Club, next to the volleyball courts)


    • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Featured Speaker:  David Hayles, a world class expert on scagliola, a faux marble ornamental plastering technique, that is one of the many features of Fort Wayne's Allen County Courthouse.  His work is part of many royal institutions in the UK and the US Capitol building.  He will be selling and signing his recent book "Confessions of an Ornamental Plasterer" at the expo.  

  • Demonstrations of historic preservation and restoration techniques
    • Agenda / Sessions / Demonstrations (April 1, 2017)
      • 10:00 am          Molding Restoration
      • 10:00 am          Plaster Repair
      • 11:00 am          Featured Demonstrator, David Hayles - Scagliola
      • 12:00 noon       Landscaping / Gardening
      • 12:00 noon       Electricily
      • 1:00 pm            Window & Door Restoration
      • 2:00 pm            Energy Efficiency / LEED
      • 2:00 pm            Simplx Security
      • 3:00 pm            Featured Demonstrator, David Hayles - Scagliola
      • All day               Chimney Pot & Blacksmith Demonstrations
      • Concessions Available


    See also article from Fort Wayne News Sentinel:  

    "TekVenture's New Location Gives Makers More Space, Options"

    And Allen County Courthouse feature "Doing Our Part for Generations to Come"