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May 2019

$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 as well as remarks by journalist James Karst on his new research on the life and legacy of Buddy Bolden, the father of jazz. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. This event is free and open to PRC members only – become a member today! Space is limited and advance…

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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

$20 – $25

Private Tour of the Superdome

This event is sold out! Please join us for the remaining events in the Mid Mod NOLA series.   Get a behind-the-scenes look at the history and architecture of one of New Orleans’ most recognizable Mid-Century Modern buildings, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. The tour will be led by Brad McWhirter, architect and partner at TRAHAN Architects, who contributed to the most recent exterior renovation of the Superdome and will…

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First Time Homebuyer Class

June 10, 11, 12 and 13 6:00 pm — 8:30 pm each day at A Shared Initiative, 411 North Carrollton Ave, Suite 3   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:  …

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Free – $10

Beams and Brews presented by Inhab goes to Central Baptist Church

Visit Central Baptist Church, a circa 1940 Art Deco building that’s been shuttered since Hurricane Katrina and is being converted to a 20-unit apartment complex by the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund. The project is utilizing Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and features thoughtful water management plans and work by Albert Architecture and Hernandez Consulting and Construction. Beer provided by Royal Brewery and craft cocktail provided by Twelve Mile Limit. $10 / free for members. Become a PRC member today!…

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Free

Navigating the Historic District Landmarks Commission

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

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

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 with preservation serving as a tool to power resilience. Free to the public. Presented in partnership with Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Join the Facebook event here.   Moderator Ella Camburnbeck is the Community…

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Free

Heritage Club Reception at the Rubensteins Building

Photo: The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, Acc. No. 1979.325.4943. Join PRC and the Rubenstein family for one of the final receptions in the Rubensteins' building before its upper floors are transformed by MCC Group. Andre Rubenstein of Rubensteins and Joe Jaeger of MCC Group will share the history of this iconic building and preview plans for its redevelopment. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This free event is only open to…

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