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January 17, 2013

A Presentation regarding the Garver Feed Mill

Public Stakeholder Meeting - Thursday, February 7, 6:30p.m
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, 53704
Topic - Bricks "101" and the Garver Feed Mill

The public is invited to attend a community meeting to understand the Garver Feed Mill's late 19th century/early 20th century masonry construction and the study methods being employed by Facility Engineering, Inc. to evaluate the condition of the bricks and the efforts required to stabilize the Mill.

The topics to be addressed include the history of masonry, the characteristics of the specific brick used to construct Garver Feed Mill, the materials used for brick-making and repair, and the difference between historic and contemporary bricks and masonry. In addition, types of distress and proper and improper brick repairs will be explained. The meeting will end with a review of the methods the consultants are going through to gather information about Garver Feed Mill's condition.

The discussions will be lead by Charles Quagliana, Preservation Architect and Facility Engineering, Inc. Charles Quagliana is a local preservation architect with more than 30 years of experience and expertise focused on rehabilitation and restoration work on significant buildings throughout Wisconsin. Facility Engineering provides professional, licensed, and insured analysis and design services to provide solutions to building envelope alteration and improvement needs and has a contract with the City of Madison to evaluate the Feed Mill.

Information can also be found on the project's web site: http://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/GarverFeedMill.cfm

  • Paul Stauffer, 608-266-4366