The School of Restoration class.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 to Thursday, April 17, 2008
Queenston, Ontario
Beginner Seminar


This April 2008, students at the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts took part in a two day DSWAC workshop and learned how to repair asection existing dry stone wall which had been taken apart when newdrainage pipes were dug along this historic property in QueenstonOntario.

The wall is made of random unshaped limestone, probably foundright on the property when the main house (a fine example of Gothicrevival) was built in the 1830's. The entire length of wall willeventually be repaired by Willowbank students over the course of thenext four years. The school is walking distance from a cluster ofhistoric and very beautifully constructed dry stone walls along theNiagara Parkway between Queenston and Niagara on the Lake. Several ofthese walls too have been subjected to damage, mostly from impact fromvehicles.


Niagra Falls


These walls along the Niagara Parkway, which are a national treasure, deserve to be maintained much better than they are.