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April 2019

$50 – $70

Renovate Right Class

April 16, 23 & 30 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. each day 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 of your house. $70 / $50 for…

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May 2019

First Time Homebuyer Class


May 4 & May 11 9:00 am — 3:00 pm each day at A Shared Initiative, 5508 Citrus Blvd., Harahan   Considering homeownership? This 12-hour course teaches prospective buyers about purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance and more. Conducted by A Shared Initiative, Inc., in partnership with the PRC, the course is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. Advance registration required. (see more registration details below)     How to register:   1) You must first register at…

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Support the PRC on GiveNOLA Day!


GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, is a one-day online giving event. For 24 hours, everyone who loves our region can support their favorite local causes by donating to one or more of 700+ participating nonprofit organizations. Last year's event raised nearly $5.6 million from nearly 49,000 donations across the nation and around the world. You can maximize your gift to PRC by selecting Preservation Resource Center at givenola.org.   Click here to donate!

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$75 – $85

Historic House Specialist Seminar

This popular program provides real estate agents with the specialized knowledge they need to work with clients to buy and sell historic New Orleans' real estate. The course provides detailed information about the historic house types and neighborhoods of New Orleans as well as rehabilitation tax incentives, renovation financing, researching a historic house, and local historic district regulations. This program will earn 4 CE credits (by the LA Real Estate Commission) and certification as a PRC approved of Historic House…

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Free

Historic Preservation in the Face of Climate Change Part II: Adapt

We know that our historic buildings and communities are at risk, but many disagree on where to go from there. If we are to preserve our built and cultural landscapes, we first must weigh our desire for authenticity against our need for survival with regard to historic spaces and architecture. How might we — as individual practitioners and as a field — evolve in light of our changing climate and landscape? Panelists: Louisette Scott, Director of the Department of Planning…

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$75 – $85

Stained Glass Art in Sacred Places Goes to Baton Rouge

The PRC’s popular Stained Glass Art in Sacred Places Tour heads to Baton Rouge to visit St. Paul Lutheran, Trinity Episcopal, First Presbyterian and St. George Catholic churches. Stunning, colorful windows dating from the 1950s to 2016 grace all four churches. At First Presbyterian and St. George Catholic churches, the artist will serve as presenter. Tour price includes lunch at the Capital City Grill. Tour departs from the north side of Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie, at 9 a.m. sharp. Tickets:…

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Free

Navigating the HDLC Course

Free & open to the public The New Orleans and Central Business District Historic District Landmarks Commissions regulate 17 local historic districts and have almost 50,000 structures under their jurisdiction. This one-hour course is designed to help property owners understand the HDLC and the application process. It will provide the knowledge and tools property owners need to smoothly navigate the process, and how to prevent common frustrations and pitfalls. Taught by Historic District Landmarks Commission staff, this course will be…

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Free

PRC’s 45th Annual Meeting

Join PRC for our 45th Annual Meeting at the remarkable home of Martine Chaisson above her eponymous art gallery. This event will include the election of new PRC officers for the year as well as remarks by historian and writer James Karst on his new findings on the life and legacy of father of jazz, Buddy Bolden. Hors d’ouevres and wine will be served. Space is limited and advance RSVP is required. Open to PRC members only – become a…

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Free – $10

Beams and Brews presented by Inhab goes to Gretna

5:30 to 6:30 @ 610 Sixth St. Visit the ornate Spanish Colonial Revival-style St. Joseph Church, built. C. 1926, which is being carefully restored by the Archdiocese of Louisiana with architect Robert J. Cangelosi, Jr. of Koch and Wilson. 6:30 to 7:30 @ 217 Lavoisier St. Walk down the street to learn how James Rolf, aka DJ Preservation, of Rolf Preservation Works, LLC is renovating a c. 1884 Italianate double shotgun using historic tax credits. This event is a great opportunity to see two…

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June 2019

Free

Historic Preservation in the Face of Climate Change Part III: Persist


Location to be announced Can green infrastructure, building reuse, and revisiting historic building and land use patterns make our communities more resilient in the face of climate change? With historic preservation serving as both the goal and the mechanism, this dialogue will address new challenges in living with water and density and preservation as a tool to power resilience. Panelists: Amanda Coleman, green infrastructure specialist; Atianna Cordova, Founder, Waterblock; Alison DeJong, Senior Water Manager, Propeller Free & open to the…

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