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Building Arts Lecture

Iron of the 1800s: Saving Galveston's Architectural Heritage
by Doug McLean, McLean Metal Works

The Heritage Society Tea Room
Free for members, $5 for non-members

Sculptor Doug McLean has decades of experience producing and preserving metal elements for historic structures, including the tall ship Elissa, Moody Mansion, and several other historic buildings in Galveston. Formerly a sculpture instructor at the MFA's Glassell School, Mr. McLean has previously lectured at Columbia University and authored articles for the Association of Preservation Technology, and Traditional Building Magazine, on preservation techniques for cast and wrought iron. For this Building Arts Lecture, he will speak about his work, techniques, and challenges presented with the conservation of historic metals.