Building Arts Distinguished Lecture: "Layers of History: Paint Analysis and
Historic Finish Reproduction at the Magoffin Home" by Jhonny Langer and Machelle
the Texas Historical Commission
Built in 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, the Magoffin Home State Historic Site in El Paso, Texas, serves as a prime example of Territorial architecture. As surprising as its mix of lime-plastered adobe, Greek revival windows and doors, and mid-Victorian wood and wallpaper are, this house still had more secrets to reveal. During an exterior paint analysis in 2011, it was discovered that all of the exterior entryways and windows had been finished in a lively decorative paint technique resembling granite and marble.
Join this lecture to follow the discovery of these finishes and discuss how it was reproduced on El Paso's only house museum.
The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
1100 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
$5 general admission; free for members.
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