Program on maintaining masonry slated for April 11

All area residents interested in historic preservation of downtown buildings is invited to a Business After Hours hosted by Jefferson Matters: Main Street’s design committee Monday, April 11, at the Elks lodge in Jefferson.

A cash bar and snacks will be available at 5:15 pm. A presentation by Mark Devilbiss of C & D Masonry in Rippey will begin at 5:45 and finish by 6:30.

Building owners in Jefferson’s Main Street district are particularly invited to attend the free event.

Interest is high in historic preservation of the buildings of Jefferson’s downtown.  The Design Committee of Jefferson Matters: Main Street has invited Mark Devilbiss of C & D Masonry in Rippey to share his expertise on historic maintenance of masonry.  This event is called Business After Hours and will be held on Monday, April 11 at the Elk’s Lodge in Jefferson.  A cash bar and snacks will be available at 5:15 p.m.   Mark will begin his presentation at 5:45 and finish by 6:30 p.m.   Building owners in Jefferson’s Main Street District are particularly invited to attend this free event.

Devilbiss has been involved in a number of projects in Jefferson such as the buildings housing Sierra Theatre, All Ability Cycles and Greene Bean Coffee, and is currently working with the city of Jefferson on 205 N. Wilson.

His presentation was suggested by Jefferson building inspector Nick Sorensen, a member of the design committee how has worked with Devilbiss on several projects.

Notification of funding the pending Community Development Block Grant application for downtown façade restoration is expected May 16. Regardless, understanding how to maintain masonry is important for all building owners, a Jefferson Matters: Main Street spokesperson said.

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