2016 Historic Homes Workshop

CaptureThe Historic Homes Workshop holds its 8th annual event February 19th- 21st and 27th at the Wood Window Makeover campus located at 1706 W. Cypress St, 33606. Dozens of old house professionals from across the nation converge and unite to empower the next generation of old house lovers. With over 80,000 buildings in the Tampa Bay area that are historic/vintage/old, there’s 80,000 reasons to come to the Historic Homes Workshop. More information is available at woodwindowmakeover.com/historic-homes-workshop.com, or contact Steve Quillian at 813-404-6498.

The workshop begins Friday, February 19 at 6:00 pm with a catered kick-off party, complete with live music. Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 am, the Historic Homes Workshop showcases “how to” sessions with the professionals. Some of the sessions, such as “Starting Your Own Preservation Business” by best-selling author and preservation contractor, Scott Sidler of Austin Home Restorations in Orlando and “The Preservation Mindset” by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed in Brooksville are geared to encourage and empower the next generation to get involved in preserving old buildings. Other sessions, such as “Stained Glass Repairs” by Joe Cannata of Hyde Park Art Glass in Tampa and “Repairing Wood Floors” by Dennis Prieur of Through the Woods Fine Floors in Tampa, offer practical information on materials and methods.

The Historic Homes Workshop’s main draw however has become the “Hands-On” element that begins Sunday morning, February 21st at 8:00am at the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church in Tampa. Historic Window Preservation Professionals from as far away as New Hampshire and Maine and as close as Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville are coming together to donate their time and skills to teach participants how to bring old windows back to life, by actually restoring the windows on the church building. Last year the workshop was able to donate over $15,000 worth of window restoration services to Habitat for Humanity Pinellas.

This year the workshop is pushing to donate over $20,000. All efforts and money raised through the workshop go toward the Church’s window restoration fund. Bill Hunter, secretary of the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association said about the 2015 Historic Homes Workshop, “I enjoyed your window event very much. It was a great experience and I learned a great deal. Please let me know of any future ones like it.” The hands-on portion of the Historic Homes Workshop concludes on Saturday, February 27th at the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church with participants completing the window restoration started the previous weekend.

The goal of the Historic Homes Workshop has always been to empower those who love old buildings with knowledge of materials and methods they need to care for their buildings. With 80,000 historic/vintage/old buildings in the Tampa Bay area alone, a new goal of empowering and equipping the next generation of those who love old buildings has begun. Steve Quillian, founder of Wood Window Makeover and the Historic Homes Workshop, has made it his personal goal for each historic neighborhood to have a competent historic window restorer of its own.

Quick Facts about the Historic Homes Workshop:

  •  This is the 8th Annual Historic Homes Workshop
  •  February 19-21, 27, 2016
  •  16 Useful workshop sessions on Saturday, Feb 20
  •  Hands on workshop Sunday, Feb 21 and Saturday, Feb 27
  •  Donated over $15,000 last year and possibly $20,000 this year
  •  Professionals from across the United States contribute
  •  People from as far away as Canada come to attend

City Council Seek Applications For Citizens Boards and Commissions

TampaCityHallThe members of the City Council of the City of Tampa are seeking citizens to serve on several City of Tampa Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions.

Citizens interested in seeking appointment must be residents and registered voters in the City of Tampa. However, there are several Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commission that do not require citizens to be residents and registered voters of the City of Tampa. These positions are voluntary. Individuals being appointed to serve on these Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions serve without compensation. Individuals being appointed may be required to file financial disclosure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday-March 5, 2015 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida and are also available on the City of Tampa’s website at: http://www.tampagov.net/city-clerk/info/boards-and-commissions

The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax, or e-mail. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

The following historic preservation board positions are open:

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION:

Purpose: Authority to hear/grant variances in historic districts or landmark sites designated by the Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits.

  • Term of Office: Three Years
  • Special Requirements:
    • Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. – (Special Requirements: Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Residency Requirement: Yes – (All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.)
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
  • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms
  • One (1) Position – Due to Resignation – Member – Term expires December 6, 2015
  • Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706
  • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

BARRIO LATINO COMMISSION:

Purpose: The Barrio Latino Commission has the responsibility of preserving the historic fabric of the District and maintaining its architectural integrity.  The Ybor City Historic District has many character defining features:  pedestrian scale, mixed-use main streets, as well as its unique structures such as the Social Clubs and Cigar Factory buildings.  The Barrio Latino Commission balances the historic past with the growth of the present prosperity.

  • Term of Office: Three Years

  • City Council appoints three (3) members and one alternate (1) appointed by City Council.

  • Special Requirements:

    • Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.
    •  In appointing members, the Mayor and City Council shall include, to the extent that such individuals are available in the community and will to serve, two (2) registered architects, individuals with demonstrated experience in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, archaeology, landscape architecture or urban design, building construction or real estate, and individuals who reside in or operate a business in the Ybor City Historic District.
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
  • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms

  • 1 Position – Resident or operate a business in the Ybor City Historic District – Term expired on November 6, 2014

  • 1 Position – Alternate – Term expired on January 24, 2015

  • Meeting dates and time: Contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706

  • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

Gluckman Research Room Dedication

Steve Gluckman loved three things above all: books, historic preservation and Seminole Heights.  Please join the Friends of the Seminole Heights Library for a celebration of the things most dear to him as we pay tribute to the contributions that Steve made to our neighborhood.
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 GLUCKMAN RESEARCH ROOM DEDICATION

A reference room dedicated to all aspects of bungalow restoration, renovation and decoration.
TUES. FEB. 3rd. at 6:00 PM
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SEMINOLE HEIGHTS LIBRARY
4711 Central Ave.

2014 TPI Preservation Celebration Awards

The 2014 Preservation Awards saluted an amazing array of projects from homes to bridges to publications. TPI is delighted to recognize these amazing projects and is already looking forward to next year’s winners. The awards were presented on October 30, 2014 at the Seminole Heights Garden Center.

Pre-Awards Celebration Home Tour

Ryan Malloy of Keller Williams Realty is offering TPI Preservation Celebration attendees a unique opportunity to tour one of the first 20 homes built in Old Seminole Heights. Built in 1913, the home served as residence to Gustav Petteway, one of the early lumber providers to the Tampa Bay area during the early 20th Century and features beautiful woodwork throughout.
 
When: Thursday October 30, 4:00-6:30 pm
Where: 5607 N Miami Avenue
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TPI Preservation Awards Celebration

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Preservation Awards Ceremony Registration



Tampa Preservation, Inc. invites you to attend the 29th Annual Preservation Celebration on Thursday, October 30th, 2014. Preservation Awards begin at 7:00 pm followed by a Reception at the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 Central Avenue, Tampa, FL. Registration is $10 per person for current TPI members, $25 per person for non-members.

Please RSVP by October 24th by mailing check payable to TPI to P.O. Box 18061 Tampa, FL 33679 or online at www.tampapreservation.com

Call 248-5437 for more info.

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