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October 2018

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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The Free People of Color Who Built Antebellum New Orleans

Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States

On exhibit Oct. 6-Nov. 16; Opening reception Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m., at PRC, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Based on research by University of Texas at Austin professor and professional architectural historian Tara A. Dudley, this exhibit showcases the Dolliole and Soulie families as examples of the myriad gen de couleur libres families who built and owned properties throughout New Orleans in the mid-19th century. The exhibit and opening reception are presented by the PRC in partnership with the New Orleans Master Crafts Guild. Free &…

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Sip & Shop at Pilot/Powell

  • Pilot/Powell
    3901 Magazine St.
    New Orleans, LA 70115 United States

Buy your tickets for this year’s Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour while you buy a dress for the Holiday Home Tour Patron Party! Join Patron Party chairs Coeli Hilferty Boron and Kathryn Bullock Joyner at their retail and lifestyle store for an evening of festive philanthropy! Tickets to PRC’s Holiday Home Tour presented by McEnery Residential and the Holiday Home Tour Patron Party presented by Regions Bank will be available to purchase while you shop Pilot/Powell products. Pilot/Powell will…

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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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$16 – $20

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 Tremé. Reception to follow. Bus departs at 2 p.m. from the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Tickets: $20, $16 for…

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November 2018

$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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Support the PRC on Giving Tuesday!


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, join #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving – to give back to the causes that matter most to you and create change in your community. We hope you'll consider supporting us today to help us continue preserving, restoring and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.   How can you contribute? • MAKING A DONATION • BECOMING A MEMBER / GIFTING A MEMBERSHIP, OR • BUYING A TICKET TO THE HOLIDAY HOME TOUR   Plan on getting…

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December 2018

$275 – $500

Holiday Home Tour Patron Party presented by Regions Bank

Photo by Paul Costello for the November 2018 issue of Elle Decor.    Kick off the holidays in style with a lavish cocktail reception at the home of Cece and Trevor Colhoun. This soirée features an open bar, live music and local cuisine — including a grits bar, of course!   Friday, December 7, 2018 At the home of Cece & Trevor Colhoun 221 Walnut Street, New Orleans, LA 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   This house has been featured…

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$30 – $45

Holiday Home Tour 2018 presented by McEnery Residential

Advance ticket sales for this event have closed! Tickets will still be available for purchase at Trinity Episcopal Church (1329 Jackson Ave) during the tour. The tour will go on rain or shine!   Advance sale tickets*: $30 for PRC members, $45 for non-members. ($30 for groups of ten or more) Day-of-tour tickets: $50 *Advance sale tickets end on Friday, December 7 at 12:00 noon. All tickets purchased online will be held at the will call table at Trinity Episcopal Church (1329…

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