Green's State of Historic Preservation Presentation is Oct. 27

Green's State of Historic Preservation Presentation is Oct. 27

Master Timber Frame Builder Rudy Christian will speak

Green, OH – The City of Green’s Historic Preservation Commission, and the Green Rudy ChristianHistorical Society will host the annual State of Historic Preservation on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1755 Town Park Blvd.    Rudy Christian, a master timber framer, will be the guest speaker sharing his insight on the recent restoration and renovation of the city's 1883 Historic Levi J Hartong Barn.     

Planning Director Wayne Wiethe will present an application to the Historic Preservation Commission to designate the E. Liberty School, District No. 11 as a local historic landmark. In addition, Mayor Gerard Neugebauer will share an update on the Lichtenwalter Schoolhouse and other historic 1883 Barn Roofpreservation plans in the City.   Following the Mayor, the Green Historical Society will share a brief update on the historic marker project, the haunted Green project, and ways to be more active within the Green Historical Society.

Rudy Christian, president of Christian & Son, is a founding member and past president of the Timber Framers Guild, founding member and past president of Friends of Ohio Barns, founding member and past Executive Director of the Preservation Trades Network and is a founding member of the Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group and the International Trades Education Initiative. His experience includes participation in the Quingue Forum, numerous speaking engagements and instructing educational workshops as well as publication of various articles about historic conservation.  Rudy’s educational background includes the study of structural engineering at both General Motor’s Institute in Flint Michigan and The University of Akron.  He and his wife Laura Saeger Christian are active adjunct professors at Palomar College in San Marcos, California and approved workshop instructors for the Timber Framers Guild.

Some of his professional experience includes reconstruction of the historic “Big Barn” at Malabar Farm State Park near Mansfield, Ohio, relocation of the 19th century Crawford Horse Barn in Newark, Ohio, and the renovation of Green’s Historic Hartong Barn.

The event is FREE and open to the public.  In addition it will be live streamed as well as archived on the City of Green’s website at, and aired on the City’s Time Warner Cable Access channel 16 or digital channel 97-204 beginning Friday, October 28.    

The Green Historic Preservation Commission was established to preserve those elements which reflect the City's cultural, social, economic, educational, political or architectural heritage and so safeguard the distinctive character of the City. The Commission concerns itself with properties of historical significance, which include but are not limited to cemeteries, birthplaces or graves of historical figures and renovated historical buildings.

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