Olde School Historic Homes Workshop 2014

Olde School Historic Preservation Education presents their annual Historic Homes Workshop to connect homeowners to experts who will share their knowledge of historic home restoration. The theme for this year’s workshop is Commending the Craft.  Twelve sessions offer help on topics including Restoring Wood Windows, Plaster Walls and Ceiling Repair, and Garden Accessories related to the structure and design outside the old home.  Other sessions, including Proper Wood Floor Care, offer ideas for inside the historic home. A special highlight of this year’s workshop will be a session on Stained Glass Repair where you can get tricks of the trade for repairing and maintaining leaded glass.

Admission to the workshop on Saturday is $10 advance registration and $15 the day of the event.  Lunch will be available for workshop participants to purchase.  For the first time this year a second day has been added to schedule offering hands-on classes for topics including Epoxy Wood Repairs, Window Glazing, and How to Replicate a Historic Window Screen. These classes are $20 each with advance registration only. A vendor display area at the workshop will allow homeowners to meet and discuss their home projects with preservation-related businesses such as Wood Window Makeover and Tanner Paint, Florida’s oldest paint store.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Tampa Preservation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973. TPI is dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the area’s school children and residents about their unique heritage.

What: Olde School Historic Homes Workshop

When: April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 27 12:30 to 4:30

Where: Wood Window Makeover, 1706 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33606

Cost: Saturday $10 advance, $15 day of; Sunday $20 per class

advance registration at http://shop.woodwindowmakeover.com/

More Info: To learn more, please visit our website at www.oldeschool.org

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Preservation Roundtable – April 2014

The PRESERVATION ROUNDTABLE will meet – on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th at 9:00 AM at the TPI/Ybor Museum Society offices. All are invited to attend. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS MEETING!

Preservation Roundtable – January 2014

The January meeting of the Preservation Roundtable will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 9:00 am at the offices of TPI/Ybor Museum Society. This is a change from our regular 1st Wednesday as that would be New Year’s Day!

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season – See you in the New Year!

Help Save Tampa’s Historic Bro Bowl

As many of you have seen in the local Tampa media, Tampa’s historic Bro Bowl, an original 1970’s skateboard park located in downtown Tampa, is being threatened by urban redevelopment.

There will be a Public Meeting about the Bro Bowl’s fate today from 6:30-8:00 in the Greather Bethal Missionary Baptist Church at 1207 N Jefferson Street, Tampa, FL 33602.  Please come and help support the historic preservation of the Bro Bowl. Tampa’s Historic Bro Bowl is not only important to skateboarders, it is important to historic preservationists and many young professionals in the Tampa Bay area.

A few facts: The Bro Bowl is 1 of 4 original surviving concrete skate parks from what many consider the golden age of skateboarding in the 1970s. As part of the original Perry Harvey Sr Park (1978), the Bro Bowl is the last remaining historical structure form the park and also from this time period of the Central Avenue district. Besides its historical merit, the Bro Bowl is also culturally and architecturally significant with international fame.

If you cannot attend today, please contact Mayor Bob Buckhorn and let him know you support the Bro Bowl and that it is worth saving!