Restoration Guide for Historic Masonry Buildings on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Restoration Guide for Historic Masonry Buildings on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

A number of brick and stone buildings associated with Cherokee removal are located along the Trail of Tears. While the majority of Cherokee lived in modest log dwellings, a wealthy few lived in stately brick homes. Other masonry buildings along the trail belonged to white settlers whose businesses and homes existed at the time of removal.

Table of Contents
Introduction (pg 1)
Masonry Buildings on the Trail of Tears (pg 2)
Preservation Issues and Suggested Solutions (pg 4)
First Steps and General Considerations (pg 4)
My Historic Masonry Building Needs Cleaning: What Can I Do? (pg 9)
Repointing Mortar on Historic Masonry (pg 12)
Repairing Historic Masonry (pg 15)
Suggested Readings (pg 16)

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