Fredgren and Paddlety work for Tom Fredgren, who restored the historical house museum last year, but the workshop appealed to a wide range of people.
“Both sessions attracted a wide variety of people with very diverse backgrounds and life experiences,” Atkinson said. “But they’re all interested in old buildings.”
Jack Warner, of A to Z Inspections, is a home inspector based in Oklahoma City.
“Jack is the rare home inspector that wants to understand old building systems like masonry,” Atkinson said.
Yapp teaches that it is always better to maintain and repair than to restore. Waiting until major restoration work is needed is more costly and means a greater loss of the authentic history of a building. He has been involved in the rehabilitation of more than 150 endangered historic properties.