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June 2021

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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Cost-effective energy improvements

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar   Summer heat and humidity is upon us, and the cost of cooling our homes is typically the biggest part of local energy bills. General energy-saving advice you find online may not provide the biggest comfort bang for your home improvement buck. Claudette Hanks Reichel of LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, a program of the LSU AgCenter, will shed light on home energy improvements in priority order of cost versus benefits…

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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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July 2021

Protect Your Home: Top 10 Resilient Home Improvements

Click here to register for this free Zoom webinar New Orleans’ historic homes are still here because they were originally built to survive our natural hazards. That’s a great head start, but it’s even better to have a “resilient” home that allows you to quickly return to a safe and healthy property at minimal expense after a storm or flood. Claudette Hanks Reichel of LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, a program of the LSU AgCenter, will focus on the top…

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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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October 2021

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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November 2021

PRC’s Holiday Book Fest

Saturday, Nov. 13  •  11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hotel St. Vincent’s Evangeline Hall 1507 Magazine St. Free to the public   The PRC brings local authors together for a celebration of their latest books focused on New Orleans' history, architecture and culture. Each author will give a 15-minute talk, followed by a book signing.All books available for purchase on site thanks to The Garden District Book Shop. PRC will follow all city, state and federal regulations for COVID-19.…

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$85 – $95

Historic House Specialist

This popular program provides detailed information about the historic house types, architectural styles and neighborhoods of New Orleans, as well as best practices in historic renovation, rehabilitation tax incentives and historic house research. This program will earn four continuing-education credits for Realtors from the LA Real Estate Commission, as well as credit towards certification as a PRC-approved Historic House Specialist, which will be awarded upon attendance at two more PRC programs. PRC will follow all city, state and federal COVID-19 regulations. Attendance will be restricted, all attendees…

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