Historic Homes Workshop 2013

HHWColorlogo_textWhat:        Tampa Preservation, Inc. Historic Homes Workshop
When:        April 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:    1706 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost:        Free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members, $5 for non-members

NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY – WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

It’s easy to fall in love with an old house. One look at their high ceilings, built in cabinets, large windows and deep porches set along grand tree lined streets and your heart is sold. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to know what to do when the house you fell in love with is in need of repair. To help smitten old house lovers, Tampa Preservation, Inc. is once again offering a one day Historic Homes Workshop to connect homeowners to experts who will share their knowledge of historic home renovation.

The theme for this year’s workshop is Maintaining the Old House with a focus on preventing future costly repairs.  With twelve workshops offered, maintenance topics will include Restoring Wood Windows, Foundation and Roof Repair, Appropriate Exterior Details as well as interior renovation topics such as Remodeling a Period Bath. A highlight this year will be a special workshop at Schiller’s Architectural Salvage on Incorporating Salvaged Materials in Home Decor. Admission to the workshop is free for Tampa Preservation, Inc. members and $5 for non-members. Lunch will be available for Workshop participants to purchase.

“We get a lot of calls at the TPI office for homeowners looking for professionals to help them with their historic homes from design issues to contractors to do the work,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “This event will showcase local experts who will share their knowledge and hopefully give away some of their industry secrets.” In addition to the Workshops, a vendor display area will allow homeowners to meet and discuss their home projects with preservation-related businesses such as Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors (wood floor repair and refinishing), Wood Window Makeover (historic window repair) and Historic Shed (custom sheds for historic homes).

Interested in helping the event be a success by sponsorship or advertising opportunities? See http://9ff.520.myftpupload.com/tampa-preservation-programs/historic-homes-workshop/sponsor-the-historic-homes-workshop/ for info.

2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

10:00-10:50

   A: Deferred Maintenance Nightmares by Scott Sidler of Austin Home Restorations

   B: The Beginning and the End – Foundations and Roofs by Robert Holsopple of Robert F. Holsopple Inc.

   C: Around the Old House by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed

11:00-11:50

   A: Beautiful Bathrooms by Leigh Wilson Versaggi, AIA

   B: Outside the Old House – Rafters, Eaves, Soffits & Siding by Peter Carlin of Carlin Construction

   C: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors

Lunch 12:00-1:00 Available from Destination Grill

1:00-1:50

   A: Managing Preservation/ Planning Your Project by Benjamin Buckley, Home Inspector

   B: Purposeful Painting by Jett Tanner of Tanner Paints

   C: Salvage Chic by Charlie Schiller of Schiller’s Architectural Salvage

2:00-2:50

   A: Choosing the Right Contractor by Jeffrey Danner

   B: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover

   C: Why Do We Persevere (strike that) Preserve by Lucy Jones of Cardno Entrix

Oak Lawn Cemetery Designation

Good news today from Gus Paras, Tampa architect and preservationist:

The Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Tampa today voted to recommend to the City Council that they vote to make Oak Lawn Cemetery a locally designated historic site within the City of Tampa. Dennis Fernandez prepared and presented a very well done PowerPoint presentation about the history of the cemetery. Thanks to Dennis and his staff for working so diligently on this very important site designation.

The Catholic Church had a representative present who indicated that the local Catholic Diocese was in favor of the designation and that they had a great interest in seeing the cemetery preserved and rehabilitated. I also expressed the interest of the Architectural Heritage Committee and AIA in seeing the cemetery, one of the true historical treasures of Tampa preserved.

Oaklawn Cemetery was created in 1850, when Tampa was a struggling town of around 500 persons.  In the minutes of the Alachua County Commissioners meeting, Oaklawn was designated as a public burying ground for “white and slave, rich and poor.”  Originally, most of the grave markers were wood (usually carved cypress), since stone for memorials necessitated an expensive combination of sail, steamship, and wagon transportation. Wood markers were destroyed by fire, rot, and storms, leaving many graves without durable markers.   Additionally, the original plat of the cemetery was misplaced after the Civil War, and the locations and identities of many early interments were lost.

At Oaklawn are buried many of Tampa’s pioneer families, thirteen mayors of the City, one Florida Governor, two Florida Supreme Court Justices, and the framers of five State Constitutions.  A portion of the cemetery was set aside for slaves and “marginal” persons (such as pirates), and public monies were designated to bury indigents. For more information on the cemetery and a self-guided tour go to http://www.tampagov.net/dept_parks_and_recreation/information_resources/cemeteries/files/Oaklawn_Tour.pdf.

Something for Every Old House Lover at ReNew Tampa

 

Renew Tampa – A 3-day exploration of historic preservation, green design and good planning, takes place October 1st through 3rd at the historic Trolley Barn, 1910 N. Ola Avenue in Tampa Heights. An Expo, a film festival, demos and seminars, Ask an Architect and an interactive educational play area for the kids are just a few of the activities planned by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the second Renew Tampa event.

A highlight of Renew is Saturday’s keynote speech by Tom Murphy, former three-term mayor of Pittsburg, and a senior fellow at the national Urban Land Institute.  Murphy will share his insight on how rail could affect Tampa’s future.
Renew Tampa will provide the public access to information and resources in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere,” said Gus Paras, architect and program founder.  “Whether you are a home-owner who wants to “green” your home, or someone who wants to learn more about the future of our city, we will have seminars, films and professionals on hand as a resource.

Renew kicks off with a reception Friday evening, October 1st, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm featuring a preview of the expo and live jazz music.  Tickets are $25.  On Saturday, October 2nd, 10 am to 4 pm, the Renew Expo and Conference will feature 30 + exhibitors, seminars, films, demonstrations, opportunities to Ask an Architect, several rail-related exhibits and the children’s play area, all for only $8 in advance or $10 at the door.  Sunday, October 3rd, 1 pm to 5 pm, the Tampa Heights Civic Association will hold their Tour of Homes.  Tickets for the home tour are $8 advance or $10 day of.  Combo tickets for the expo and tour are available for $15 advance or $20 after October 1.
More information and tickets are available at www.renewtampa.com, or by calling 813-229-3411.

Summary of Event Dates and Times
Renew Preview Kick-off Party featuring the Blake High Jazz Ensemble
Friday, October 1st from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Trolley Barn, $25 per person.
Renew Extravaganza (Expo/ Workshops/ Seminars/Films/Keynote Speech)
Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Trolley Barn, $8 in advance / $10 at the door / children under 12 Free.
Tampa Heights Home Tour by the Tampa Heights Civic Association
Sunday, October 3rd, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, $8 in advance/ $10 at the door
Combo Tickets for Renew Extravaganza and Heights Tour
$15 advance / $20 at the door

About Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy, the former mayor of Pittsburgh, specializes in public policy, retail/urban entertainment, transportation/infrastructure, housing, real estate finance and environmental issues.  Murphy served three terms as the mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994 through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public-private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in Pittsburgh.  Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses; and he oversaw the development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and urban green space.

About AIA Tampa Bay
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional association for architects and those in the architecture field.  AIA Tampa Bay is the regional chapter representing approximately 650 members in west central Florida.   The AIA provides programs and services including educational programs, design competitions, community service programs and serves as the united voice of the architecture profession.  The regional chapter office is located at 200 N. Tampa Street, ste. 100 in downtown Tampa.

About the Film Festival
Six different short films about Tampa’s history and architecture will be shown throughout the day.  The films cover the history of Tampa Bay, Florida Southern College’s campus, which contains the world’s largest single site collection of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; documentaries on historic Hyde Park and their beautiful bungalows, as well as a film about historic Seminole Heights. Titles include “History of Tampa Bay”, “Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings on the Campus of Florida Southern College”, “Photographs & Memories: A Hyde Park Reflection”, “Celebrate the Bungalow: Hyde Park”, “Seminole Heights – An Intimate Look at the Early Years”

About the Historic Venue
RENEW TAMPA will be held in the soon-to-be restored historic Trolley Barn Building located at 1910 N. Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. The 1911 building, which is a local historical landmark, was the trolley barn for the Tampa Electric Company, which operated the Tampa Electric Street and Railway Company.
The electric streetcar ran in Tampa from 1892 through 1946. The building is the last historic streetcar barn in the Tampa Bay area, and one of the few remaining in the country. Transportation exhibits will explore the present day plans for high speed rail and local rail systems and one of the original trolleys from Tampa’s original trolley system will be on display.