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June 2021

Get to know your wood windows

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   Windows and doors play an important role in life safety, climate control and bringing light into your living spaces. In this interactive session, Valerie and Gus Vides of NOLA Wood Windows will go through the general anatomy of a window, different stages of window conditions and how historic windows are built to be easily repaired. Homeowners will learn new tips to delay maintenance and review common dos and don’ts for wood…

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Virtual Shotgun House Tour: Explore the home of Dee Speed (Bonus House!)

Click here to register for this Zoom webinar. Explore this petite jewel box of a house owned by talented designer Dee Speed. Her 1,465-square-foot, two-bedroom Creole cottage in the Faubourg Marigny dates to at least 1887 and was once a store/bakery as well as a residence. After repairing structural issues and water and termite damage, she has decorated the home in rich colors, lush fabrics and treasured family antiques. Preserving the house’s patina, including the original wide-plank wood floors and the…

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Virtual Shotgun House Tour: Explore the home of Emma Fick and Helvio Prevelato Gregorio

Click here to register for this Zoom webinar. Explore the intriguing spaces that add inspiration to the life and work of artist Emma Fick and her partner Helvio Prevelato Gregorio. The couple purchased their 1920 sidehall shotgun home on the edge of the Uptown Historic District in 2018. The previous owners had done a complete renovation of the three-bedroom, two-bath property before Fick and Prevelato Gregorio’s purchase, so it was ready for their design touches. Both work from home — even…

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Virtual Shotgun House Tour: Explore the home of KV Harper

Click here to register for this Zoom webinar. Explore the beautiful home of KV Harper, principal and founder of the architecture planning and interiors firm KEX Design + Build. In renovating her Seventh Ward double shotgun, Harper added layers of rich colors that speak to the city’s tropical environment and its history. In her design projects — including local ones and working with clients in New York City, Amsterdam and London — KEX strives to make “design attainable for people in…

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Virtual Shotgun House Tour: Explore the home of Julie Neill

Click here to register for this Zoom webinar. Explore lighting designer Julie Neill’s exquisite circa-1880 Italianate camelback shotgun home that she has lovingly renovated into a soothing oasis that in part serves as inspiration for her hand-crafted, luxe lighting designs. With each renovation, Neill has been careful to keep the 2,800-square-foot home’s historic character, including the raw-grain cypress doors and the original wood floors, which she had pickled. She also kept much of the shotgun layout. “Some people want to buy…

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Truth about plaster

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar Plaster can be an intimidating material to many homeowners, but it is versatile and provides a durable surface that can be applied over brick, stone, half-timber or frame construction. Michael Shoriak of Cypress Building Conservation will demystify how to maintain, repair and replace plaster and who to call when a professional is required. This is the final event in the Maintain Right virtual class series, which provides homeowners the knowledge they need…

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September 2021

Navigating the HDLC (POSTPONED)

Due to Hurricane Ida, this virtual class has been postponed to a later date. Stay tuned to PRC's social media and emails for future updates about a rescheduled date.     Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar The Preservation Resource Center is partnering with the Historic District Landmarks Commission to relaunch this free course designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process and avoid the common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. This course will…

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March 2022

Navigating the HDLC

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar The Preservation Resource Center is partnering with the Historic District Landmarks Commission to relaunch this free course designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process and avoid the common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. This course will provide the knowledge and tools property owners need to smoothly navigate the process. Taught by HDLC Deputy Director Eleanor Burke, this class provides an opportunity for property owners to ask questions…

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April 2022

Navigating the HDLC (CANCELED)

EVENT CANCELED Our apologies for any inconvenience — please click here to register for our next “Navigating the HDLC” class on May 11!   The Preservation Resource Center is partnering with the Historic District Landmarks Commission to relaunch this free course designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process and avoid the common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. This course will provide the knowledge and tools property owners need to smoothly navigate the process. Taught by…

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Building Antebellum New Orleans

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   Tara A. Dudley, assistant professor in the University of Texas School of Architecture, discusses her new book, Building Antebellum New Orleans: Free People of Color and Their Influence, a deeply researched examination of the free 19th-century Black craftsmen and real estate developers who transformed the cultural and architectural legacy of New Orleans. Although the building trades were dominated by men, no matter their ethnic caste in the racially diverse city, women…

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