A Life in the Trades: January 2010

Series introduction. October 2009. November 2009. December 2009. By Nicholas Bogosian It didn’t take too long after my move to St. Clairsville, Ohio to realize that the community’s architectural pride rests on two structures: the Belmont County Courthouse and The Clarendon Hotel. Both are a short walking distance from my home. The Belmont County Courthouse, … Continue reading A Life in the Trades: January 2010

A Life in the Trades: December 2009

Series introduction. October 2009. November 2009. By Nicholas Bogosian When did manual competence become inferior to informational and technological competence? When did blue-collar become blue-collar? When did the college degree become superior to vocational training? In recent years, this dichotomy has been explored in academic realms to reveal fascinating insight. In truth, the line between … Continue reading A Life in the Trades: December 2009

A Life in the Trades Series

Preservation in Pink welcomes a new monthly series by Nicholas Bogosian, a student at Belmont Technical College’s Building Preservation and Restoration Program in St. Clairsville, OH. His primary interests lie in the preservation trades and community development. In each “A Life in the Trades” post Nicholas will discuss preservation trades lessons and information that he … Continue reading A Life in the Trades Series

Field School: Eastfield Village

Coursework of preservation field schools varies from program to program, though most of the hands-on preservation schools focus on the physical restoration of building structures, how to read a historic building, and how to identify problems. Many wonderful programs exist to teach students these practices – the more preservationists, the better! At Eastfield Village in … Continue reading Field School: Eastfield Village