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August 2018

Welcome Home Party with Rebuilding Together

It’s hard to imagine, 13 years after New Orleans was flooded by the levee failures following Hurricane Katrina, that some homeowners are still struggling to get back into their houses. But that was the situation for Vietnam veteran Henry Martin, 67, and Korean War veteran, Charles Heisser, 86, and his wife, Cynthia, 83, until the Preservation Resource Center’s Rebuilding Together New Orleans program jumped in to help. In the years since the flooding destroyed their houses, the Heissers and Martin…

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September 2018

Free – $10

Beams & Brews goes to 419 Carondelet St.


Visit an incredible renovation of three circa-1858 buildings, featuring reclaimed heart of pine flooring, refurbished original windows and a variety of historic elements from internal stairwells to skylights. The renovation incorporates 1920s Art Deco details to modernize and honor the grandeur of a previous renovation nearly a century ago. Beer provided by Royal Brewery. Craft cocktail provided by Twelve Mile Limit. Beams and Brews is sponsored by Hancock Whitney Bank.   $10, free for PRC members. Become a member today!  …

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First Time Homebuyer Class

Monday, September 17 – Thursday, September 20, 5:30 — 8 p.m. at A Shared Initiative, 401 N. Carrollton Avenue.   Considering homeownership? Emerge from this program prepared to tackle the home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. The 12-hour course conducted by A Shared Initiative, Inc (ASII) in partnership with the PRC is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness,…

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October 2018

$25 – $45

Buy Right

Tuesday, October 2 & Tuesday, October 9 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.   Get prepared to buy your first renovation project with this two-night course. Topics covered include the pros and cons of renovating; how tax sales and auctions work; how to select a project that is right for you; financing and incentives, including renovation loans and rehabilitation tax credits. This course will enable you to minimize complications and maximize your budget by learning…

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Rebuilding Together’s October Build

October 5-6 and October 12-13. Volunteers with the PRC's Rebuilding Together program make vital repairs and improvements to the homes of low-income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners. Rebuilding Together New Orleans celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1988, it has completed 1,587 projects, helped 1,517 New Orleans homeowners, and coordinated more than 25,000 volunteers since Hurricane Katrina. The October Build event is presented by Chevron. To volunteer, email kschweitzer@prcno.org.

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First Time Homebuyer Class

Saturday, October 6 & Saturday, October 13 9:00 am — 3:00 pm at the Clifford Rosenthal Community Center, 3401 St. Claude Ave.   Considering homeownership? Emerge from this program prepared to tackle the home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. The 12-hour course conducted by A Shared Initiative, Inc (ASII) in partnership with the PRC is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance,…

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$50 – $70

Renovate Right

Tuesday, October 16, Tuesday, October 23 & Tuesday, October 30. 6 — 8 p.m. each day at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.   This three-night course will prepare you to manage a renovation project. Good for first-timers or anyone who wishes to become more knowledgeable by learning from experienced renovators and local professionals. Topics covered include project management, working with city agencies, working successfully with your contractor, when to use an architect and how to maintain the historic character…

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$30 – $50

Walking Tour of Lake Vista

Join Tulane University Professor Emeritus of Architecture John P. Klingman as he leads a tour of the Lake Vista neighborhood. Historically important for the original Spanish Fort constructed by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville along the edge of Bayou St John, the neighborhood is noteworthy today for its revolutionary planning concept. Beginning around 1938, Lake Vista was laid out as an excellent example of Garden City design. Beginning at the neighborhood center, the tour will explore the community’s institutional buildings and…

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Stained Glass Art in Sacred Places Tour

To celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial, this Stained Glass tour will feature three historic churches: St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest parish in Louisiana; Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine (originally the Mortuary Chapel), the oldest religious building in the state; and St. Augustine Church, with its long history of serving slaves, free people of color and whites in the Faubourg Trémé. Reception to follow. Bus departs at 2 p.m. from the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Tickets available soon!

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December 2018

Holiday Home Tour 2018

Save the date! The PRC's annual Holiday Home Tour will return to New Orleans' picturesque Garden District on December 8 and 9.   Advance sale tickets*: $30 for PRC members, $40 for non-members. ($30 for groups of ten or more) Day-of-tour tickets: $45 Tickets will be available soon!                 Participate as a Sponsor! Click on the title of a sponsor category to purchase a sponsorship.   Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Package* Sponsors at every level will…

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