Thursday, July 2, 2009

Member Spotlight

Gregg Limbird pictured working at Rhodes Hall.

All of the Trust staff in Atlanta recognize how lucky we are to work in a castle, but Rhodes Hall demands a great deal of up-keep and TLC. When we need someone to look after this great house's phenomenal woodwork, we turn to Gregg Limbird.

A native New Englander with more than 30 years of experience as a craftsman, Gregg is a dedicated and meticulous worker who has spent much of that time restoring trim carpentry, paneled rooms, and historic book cases in Atlanta and the Southeast. He enjoys and excels in his craft. Here at the Trust, we also appreciate his sense of humor, another quality which is requisite given the unexpected and often inexplicable difficulties that one encounters in preservation efforts. (See picture above.)

An avid preservationist and athlete, Gregg is also living with lung cancer, which has not stopped him from collaborating with Michael Purser on many historic buildings in Atlanta and cycling in races to raise funds for cancer research. He is an active and dedicated advocate for Rhodes Hall, and we at the Trust celebrate his zest for life and his skill in his craft.

If you would like to volunteer your time at Historic Rhodes Hall, please fill out this form and return it via email or snail mail it to Lindsay Cronk at 1516 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

2 comments:

  1. Gregg has been wonderful to work with. He is very enthuastic about his craft,plus he listens to(and plays) really great wooden music.

    Mark C McDonald

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  2. Gregg's artistic talent as a guitar picker and singer may even surpass his professional-level athletic abilities and artistic skills as a true craftsman. Gregg will beat the Big "C"....

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