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Meet Richard Pieper,
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Posted on February 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm

The Actual Bricks and Mortar Story:
Building Ellis Island’s Hospitals


Curious about Ellis Island’s un-restored hospital buildings?

Put on your work clothes, don a hard hat and join us for an engaging presentation on the architecture and construction of the unrestored historic Ellis Island buildings.

You will not want to miss this opportunity for a rare chance to experience this national landmark in a new light as Richard Pieper, Director of Preservation at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, takes you from the restored Ferry Building into a select group of the unrestored buildings on Ellis Island.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
: Ellis Island New Immigrant Building
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Ticket Price: $99

To purchase lecture ticket click here

The Small Print: Lecture ticket does include transportation to Ellis Island. Ferry schedule is available at Sturdy, close-toed shoes required. Hard hats provided by Save Ellis Island. All participants will be required to sign a waiver. Please meet us at the Information Desk in the Immigration Museum no later than 11:00a.m.
Tickets are non refundable.  We do not expect this event to be cancelled. However, if Ellis Island is closed due to inclement weather, the lecture will be cancelled and rescheduled. You will be notified by email the evening before the event.


About Richard Pieper

Ellis Island (mostly south island)..©2012 Jon Crispin.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED..... Pieper is an architectural conservator specializing in the documentation of historic architectural technology and the conservation of masonry materials and metals. He has been with the Pokorny office since 1985. From 1981 to 1985 Mr. Pieper served as Architectural Conservator for Historic Ithaca, Inc. and as a technical staff member for the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission on the City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development. He was the Restoration Coordinator of the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites office at the Schermerhorn Row Block from 1979 to 1981.

Mr. Pieper is currently directing the exterior restoration of the 1908 Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan for the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He is also directing the exterior restoration of Olana, Frederic Church’s historic homestead, and the cleaning and repair of the elaborate masonry and roof ornament of the Brooklyn Historical Society.

From 1994 to 1997 he directed the restoration of the dome and rotunda of the State House, the Capitol of New Jersey. In recent years he has supervised the restoration of roofing and ornamental signage at the Erie-Lackawanna Rail and Ferry Terminal in Hoboken, NJ, the restoration of the tile and ornamental copper roof of the Guardian Life Insurance Building, and the restoration of the terra cotta facade of the Century Club.

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