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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Historic Homes Workshop 2012

Join Tampa Preservation, Inc. on April 14, 2012 for the 2nd annual FREE Historic Homes Workshop. The one day series of workshops offers tips and advice to owners of historic homes looking to restore their property including topics like Repairing Historic Wood Windows, Refinishing Wood Floors, Making Your Home More Energy Efficient, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Researching Your Home’s History, Painting Your Historic Home and Restoring Your Porch. This year the event takes place at the historic Seminole Heights United Methodist Church from 10 am to 4 pm.

The series of 12 workshops will run 3 at a time so you will have to plan accordingly. The schedule is posted below. Food will be available at the event site.

Event sponsors include: Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Wood Window Makeover and Historic Shed.
Historic Homes Workshop Tampa


Track 1- 10:30-11:20
ROOM 1:  Energy Efficiency in Historic Homes by Jo-Anne Peck of Historic Shed
ROOM 2: Researching Your Homes History by Lucy Jones of Cardno ENTRIX
ROOM 3: Painting to Preserve and Protect by Jett Tanner of the Tanner Paint Company

Track 2- 11:30-12:20
OUTSIDE: Repairing and Refinishing Wood Floors by Dennis Prieur of Through the Wood Fine Wood Floors
ROOM 1: Exterior Details by Alan Dobbs of Florida Design Studio
ROOM 2: Living in a Historic District by Dennis Fernandez of the City of Tampa, Historic Preservation

Lunch 12:30-1:30

Track 3- 1:30-2:20
OUTSIDE: Built-ins and Trim by Brian Manne, Carpenter
ROOM 1: Florida Friendly Native Landscaping by Michael Manlowe of Twigs and Leaves
ROOM 2: Preservation: Past, Present and Future by Becky Clarke of Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Track 4- 2:30-3:20
OUTSIDE: Restoring Your Old Wood Windows by Steve Quilian of Wood Window Makeover
ROOM 2: Salvaged Wood / Goodwin Heart Pine by Carol Goodwin of Goodwin Heart Pine
ROOM 3: Lessons Learned / Illustrated Intro to the Secretary of Interior Standards by Kim & Richard Headland, Architects

When you think of historic buildings at risk, visions of heritage train stations, courthouses and other culturally significant buildings come to mind. And sadly, every day these magnificent structures do face the wrecking ball. But, on a smaller, but no less important scale, is the loss of pieces of our own neighborhood history, due to the lack of knowledge of their value and the lack of skill for their care. Wood windows, original flooring and built-in bookcases are demolished every day, destroying architectural features and beauty and reducing home values.

Tampa Preservation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973., 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.

TPI’s Historic Home Workshops provide tips from over a dozen experts on how to save these historic materials. This
year’s event will be held at the Historic Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, 6111 N Central Ave on Saturday, April 14 10 am and end at 4 pm. This church, located on the southeast corner of Hanna and Central Avenues was built in 1927 and has its own story of revitalization. Admission to the workshop is free.

“Historic homeowners often wish to take a hands-on approach to restoring their houses. This workshop will offer
information on some of the skills required,” observes Becky Clarke, TPI President. “The homeowner who wishes to hire professionals will come away more educated on what is available and how to best utilize restoration experts.”

Kim and Richard Headland, two architects who own a bungalow in VM Ybor will talk about the mistakes that can be made in renovating an old house and how to rectify some of the worst horrors. Plenty of photographs and personal experience will lead attendees through some lesser known facts on how to restore a home in a manner that is historically appropriate and retains its value, while allowing for modern conveniences.

Other topics to be covered are landscaping, restoring wood windows and refinishing wood floors. Each will provide
information learned from the speakers’ many years of experience.

Last year’s premier event opened with a line of people standing out into the street. Attendees were enthusiastic about
applying what they learned. Their only complaint was that the venue was too small. We have remedied it this year. There will be space for all!

The event will start at 10 am and end at 4 pm. Three workshops will be presented every hour, with a break at for lunch and a chance to chat with the displayers and fellow attendees, and view historic photos from Steve and Mario of The Tampa Natives Show.

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TPI Historic Home Workshop

Tampa Preservation, Inc.

along with

Historic Shed * Wood Window Makeover * Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Inc. * Weichert Realty, Yates & Assoc. * Florida Design Studio Corp. * Eric Krause Designs

Invite you to attend a

FREE Historic Homes Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9 am- 1 pm

Weichert Realty, Yates & Assoc.
1046 W Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
For more information go to call (813) 248-5437

Workshop Schedule:

Below is the schedule for the workshop sessions at Saturday’s Historic Homes Workshop. The event is free and open to the general public.

Workshop 1

9 am–  Repairing & Refinishing Wood Floors

Dennis Prieur, Through the Woods Fine Wood Floors, Inc.

10 am- Ad Valorem Tax Benefits

Dennis Fernandez, City of Tampa, Historic Preservation & Urban Design

11 amFront Porch Renovations/Exterior Details

Alan Dobbs, Florida Designs Studios Corp.

Noon–  Increasing Energy Efficiency in Historic Structures

Henry G Moseley Jr., Sunbiz-solar Inc.

Workshop 2

9 am–  Researching Your Home’s History

Lucy Jones, Florida History, LLC

10 am–  Choosing Appropriate Exterior Colors

Eric Krause, Eric Krause Designs

11 am–  Florida Friendly Landscaping

Virginia Overstreet, Master Gardener

Noon–   How to Win a TPI Preserved Banner Award

Jo-Anne Peck, Historic Shed

Workshop 3

9 am–  Restoring Your Old Windows

Steve Quillian, Wood Window Makeover

10 am–  Interior Trim & Built-Ins

Brian Manne, restoration carpenter

11 am–  Hands-On Plastering

Charlie Swedberg

Noon–  Refinishing Vintage Furniture

David Call, A Modern Line

Thinking of Replacing Your Wood Windows?

If you live in a historic home, preservationists urge you to think about restoration and repair before razing. Here are some issues to consider:

• More heat is lost through the roof and insulated walls than windows.

• Windows need routine maintenance, including resealing and caulking, to be energy efficient.

• Storm windows installed on the exterior of existing windows or window inserts attached to the interior side can reduce heat loss.

• A thin reflective covering called “low-E film” can be applied to single-pane glass to reduce heat loss.

• If you’re trying to be “green,” remember that vinyl and aluminum windows take more resources, toxins and energy to produce than restoring old windows.

• Retaining the original windows in a historic home can be an advantage when selling the home to buyers who value authenticity.

• If you refinish windows yourself, beware of the possibility of lead in the paint and asbestos in the glazing putty. Kits are available in home-improvement stores to test for lead. If you don’t test, assume there are toxins and wear protective masks, a respirator, gloves and other gear.

• Double- or single-hung windows are sometimes replaced because they no longer open. The problem often stems from layers of paint on the pulley system ropes. Instead of discarding the entire window, replace the ropes. When painting, cover the ropes with masking tape or paper.

• Different kinds of glass are used to replace historic or antique window panes. Glass with waves, bubbles and other imperfections reminiscent of antique glass is available, but can be costly, particularly if it’s mouth-blown. Sometimes, homeowners opt for contemporary, double-paned glass.

For more information on restoring, replicating or replacing historic windows:

• Go to www. oldhouseweb.com and search for “historic window repair.”

• Go to www. preservationnation.org and search for “historic wood window tip sheet.”

• See a video of historic window restoration by EcoWoodworks at http:// ecowoodworks.com. The custom carpentry firm is at 3016 Sapp Road, Tumwater, or at 360-943-3808.

Sources: City of Olympia Historic Preservation program, Grace Morrisson of Bear Wood Windows Inc.

Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/12/29/1481478/window-treatment-not-so-hasty.html#ixzz19Y3pzzGC