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Traditional Building | December 2021

Traditional Building magazine, December 2021

December 2021
In this issue of Traditional Building, read about the preservation of an iconic Asheville basilica, an interview with conservator and artist John Canning, the restoration of a Louisburg Square townhouse on Beacon Hill, and more.

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Master Artist John Canning
A renowned expert in architectural arts restoration, John Canning, articulates his affinity for the profession.


The Whisky Watercolor Club
The Whisky Watercolor Club led five classical architects up and out of the pandemic.

Restoration & Renovation

Saving a Timbrel-vault Basilica
An endangered timbrel-vault basilica by Rafael Guastavino is the focus of fundraising.

The Restoration of the Texas Hall of State
An Art Deco expo space, the Texas Hall of State is restored.

Beacon Hill Townhouse Renovation by Mellowes & Paladino
Mellowes & Paladino revive a classic Beacon Hill townhouse.

New Construction

Williams Inn by CambridgeSeven
CambridgeSeven of Cambridge, Massachusetts, designs the Williams Inn in Massachusetts.

A New Catholic Church by Franck & Lohsen Architects
Washington, D.C.-based Franck & Lohsen Architects designs a new Catholic church in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Product Reports

The Many Sides of Stained Glass
Modern artisans move the ancient craft of stained glass with the times.


Palladio Awards Dinner Celebrating Two Years of Wins
The Traditional Building Conference Series is at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida December 1-2, 2021.

Materials and Methods

Locks: Centuries of Security
A look at locks through the ages.

Encaustic Tiles: The Color is in the Clay
A closer look at encaustic tiles.

Book Review

Rowdy Meadow: House-Land-Art
The new book Rowdy Meadow: House-Land-Art, by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker, is reviewed by Gordon Bock.

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