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Stone Masonry Repair Workshop

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Stone Masonry Repair Workshop


Alan Ash, Master Stonemason

Sponsored by Cornerstones Community Partnerships

and Mojave National Preserve

Preservation of the Historic Ghost Town of Providence

October 28- November 15, 2019

A one, two or three weeklong training experience is planned for repair and stabilization of stonework ruins of Providence using natural materials and traditional tools and methods. All stabilization work will comply with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.The workshops will be led by Master Stone Mason Alan Ash, who has 40 years’ experience working on historic structures, including 75 on the National Register.

There is no charge for attendance and participants will be entitled to reimbursement of living expenses on site. Consideration will be given to assistance for gas expenses getting to and from the site. The training is suitable for those in the trade who want to hone their skills or for the beginner. Lifting stone is not required. Join Alan in a unique and beautiful remote location and be prepared to camp out or stay in Needles, CA. (over an hour away from the site.)  A 4x4 with preferably high clearance is needed to navigate the rough back road to the site. Carpooling will be encouraged and organized if possible.

 Contact Karen Kuranz at Cornerstones for information, 505-982-9521 or

Earlier Event: September 4
San Agustin
Later Event: November 21
Stone Masonry Repair Workshop