Trades Fair spotlights historic restoration

Visitors from the Triangle eastward learned about the restoration of historic structures during the Preservation Trades Fair on April 28 at Edgecombe Community College.

Experts from Eastern North Carolina led demonstrations on various preservation-related topics and building trades, including roofing, window repair and historic carpentry.

Presenters included:

■ Reid Thomas, restoration specialist with the Eastern Office of the State Historic Preservation Office, who spoke on tax credits.

■ Rob Sands, CEO of the Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities, who talked about his program to renovate houses for veterans.

■ Amber Kidd, local preservation commission/CLG coordinator with the State Historic Preservation Office, who focused on historic commissions.

■ Kevin Wilson, who gave a talk on timberframe construction

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Rocky Mount Telegram, 5/16/18