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David Arbogast


  • Dubuque Senior High School Graduated, 1969
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    - Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1973
    - Iowa State Scholar
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
    - Master of Science in Restoration, 1974
    - Recipient of Mortimer Hirsch Award


  • Summer, 1972, Draftsman
    - Historic American Engineering Record, Indiana Team, Muncie, Indiana
  • Summer, 1974, Architectural Historian
    - Historic American Buildings Survey, Louisville, Kentucky Team
  • 1975-1977, Historical Architect
    - National Park Service, Midwest Regional Office, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1977-1978, Historical Architect
    - National Park Service, North Atlantic Regional Office, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977-1978, Instructor in Historic Preservation
    - Boston Architectural Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978-1982, Historical Architect
    - National Park Service, Denver Service Center, Denver, Colorado
  • 1982-1983, Architectural Conservator
    - Wehner, Nowysz, Pattschull & Pfiffner, PC, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1983-2005, Architectural Conservator
    - Private Practice, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 2005-Present, Architectural Conservator
    - Private Practice, Davenport, Iowa


Projects: To view major projects


Technical Fabric Analyses

  • Arlington House, Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  • Brucemore, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Russian Bishop's House, Sitka National Historic Park, Sitka, Alaska
  • Old Courthouse, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • McAllister House, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Seven Buildings, Galveston, Texas
  • Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Independence, Missouri
  • Vaile Mansion, Independence, Missouri
  • Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas
  • General Land Office Building of 1858, Austin, Texas
  • Au Sable Lighthouse, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
  • Raspberry Island Lighthouse, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
  • Birthplace Cottage, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, Iowa
  • Arnold House, Sprigg House, Dubois House, Corneau House, Stuve House, Lincoln House Privy, Beedle House, Lyon House, Shutt House, and Morse House; Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, Illinois
  • William Jennings Bryan Home, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • San Antonio City Council Chamber, San Antonio, Texas
  • Murrell House National Historic Landmark, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Fort Gibson State Historic Site, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • Fort Riley, Kansas - St. Mary’s Chapel, Custer House, Veterinarian Facility, Cavalry Stable, and Custer Hall
  • Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar, Missouri
  • Hunter-Dawson Home State Historic Site, New Madrid, Missouri
  • Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Sedalia, Missouri


Historic Structures Reports

  • Aspet, Little Studio, Ravine Studio, Carriage House, New Gallery, Caretaker's Cottage, Blow-Me-Down Mill, and Temple Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire
  • The Oaks, Grey Columns, and George Washington Carver Museum Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • The Palmer Mansion, Palmer Chiropractic University, Davenport, Iowa

Public Relations:

  • Guest Lecturer, Museum Conservation Course, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1985 - 2000
  • Scientific Paint Analysis, About Your House With Bob Yapp, Public Broadcasting System, 1999
  • Paint and Mortar Lectures, Old-House Society Fair, Bloomington, Illinois, September 9, 2000
  • Paint and Mortar Lectures, Quincy Preservation Expo, Quincy. Illinois, September 22, 2001
  • Paint Lecture, Old-House Society Fair, Bloomington, Illinois, October 20, 2001
  • Paint Lecture, Old-House Society Fair, Bloomington, Illinois, September 13, 2002
  • Paint and Mortar Lectures, Missouri Historic Preservation Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, April 5-7, 2002
  • Paint Lecture, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, Kentucky, September 16, 2002
  • Paint Lecture, Friends of Preservation, Iowa City, Iowa, January 25. 2009
  • Historic Paint Analysis Class, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, Natchitoches, Louisiana, May 7 - 9, 2013
  • Instructor, Historic Paint Analysis, The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, Mount Carroll, Illinois, 2003 - Present


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