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


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.



   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


   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


   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


   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

All Aboard for National Train Day!

Friends of Tampa Union Station is pleased to announce that the Historic Tampa Union Station will be the site of events for National Train Day, on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The event runs from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

National Train Day in Tampa will feature:
– Railroad equipment displays
– Operating model trains
– Live Music
– Special Guests
– History and railroading exhibits featuring items from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library/ Burgert Brothers Photograph Collection, Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Railroad Museum, the Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers, City of Tampa Historic Preservation and Urban Design, National Association of Railroad Passengers, the Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society, Florida historical groups, Friends of Tampa Union Station, and others.

National Train Day celebrates America‘s love for trains with events across the country. This year marks the third annual celebration with large-scale, family-friendly events that provide opportunities to explore interactive, educational exhibits that bring to life the rich narrative of how trains have transformed America and will continue to do so in the future.

National Train Day marks 141 years of connecting travelers coast to coast and commemorates the day the first transcontinental railroad was created. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the golden spike was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, transforming America by creating the nation‘s first transcontinental railroad.

This event at Tampa Union Station is one of many which are happening simultaneously around the country. More than 140 local celebrations took place in 2009 and Amtrak expects even more in 2010.

National Train Day in Tampa is sponsored by the Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers, Friends of Tampa Union Station, the National Association of Railroad Passengers, the City of Tampa, and Amtrak. More information on National Train Day 2010 can be found at the www.nationaltrainday.com website and the Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers website: www.fcrprail.org.

Friends of Tampa Union Station is an all-volunteer organization which advocates for the preservation of historic Tampa Union Station as both a landmark and transportation asset. The organization was founded in 2008 by a group of citizens eager to preserve Tampa Union Station‘s colorful past and to assure its future. Friends of Tampa Union Station, on the web at www.tampaunionstation.com, was founded in cooperation with the City of Tampa‘s Growth Management & Development Services Department—which administers Tampa‘s historic preservation program and owns and operates Tampa Union Station—and the Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers.

Friends of Tampa Union Station has established a permanent endowment fund for the ongoing restoration of Tampa Union Station at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and raises funds for it through an engraved brick program and other initiatives. To date, over $31,000 has been raised for the endowment, helping to ensure that Historic Tampa Union Station is preserved for future generations to use and enjoy.

Gut Fish, Not Houses: Why and How to Save Your Wood Windows

Please join the City of St. Petersburg Historic Preservation Department for a workshop on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic wood windows on April 18 in St. Petersburg, FL. The workshop will feature discussions on historic designation and tax incentives followed by a presentation entitled “Why Save Historic Windows?” by Jo-Anne Peck of Preservation Resource, Inc. Craftsman Steve Quillian will then lead a hands-on demonstration on the restoration of historic wood windows. The half-day workshop will inform local historic property owners, preservation professionals, and craftsmen about the repair and replacement of historic windows. Anyone is welcome to attend!

The event is sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg Historic Preservation Department, the Association for Preservation Technology, St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc., WoodWindowMakeover.com, Preservation Resource, Inc. and HistoricShed.com and is graciously hosted by St. Petersburg’s Historic Shuffleboard Club.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Location: St. Petersburg’s Historic Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg, FL
For more information contact: Aimee Angel, City of St. Petersburg Historic Preservation (727) 892-5395