The Preservation Resource Center launched a fun — and free! — new series of online classes and chats about historic New Orleans architecture, and you can join in from the comfort of your couch. Those who register for upcoming programs can participate in the discussion. If the time is not convenient, just watch these programs at your leisure by clicking the links below. Interested in seeing a different topic covered? Shoot us an email at prc@prcno.org .

 

State of the New Orleans Housing Market
Friday, April 3  •  Click here to watch the recording!

With the economy in flux as a result of global efforts to fight Covid-19, the local housing market is shifting daily. Join Realtor Katie Witry of the Witry Collective and Mortgage Originator/Vice President Joe Uzee of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust to gain a better understanding of how interest rates have been affected, what is currently on the market, and whether now might be the right time for you to buy, sell, or refinance a home. This talk also provides information on critical housing protections now in place, including mortgage payment deferment and the moratorium on evictions.

 

How to Repair, Restore and Reglaze Your Wood Windows
Monday, April 6  •  Click here to watch the recording!

In this virtual “hands-on” video tutorial, Bill Robinson of Train2Build shows you how to bring your historic wood windows back to life by identifying major building components and materials and demonstrating step-by-step how to take a window apart, repair it and put it back together.

 

Evolution of New Orleans Historic Architecture and Neighborhoods – Part I
Wednesday, April 8  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Learn about early New Orleans’ architecture and neighborhoods with Michelle Stanard Duhon, founder of Bayou Preservation and Southkick, LLC. Duhon explains the origins and identifying features of pre-Civil War architecture as well as how neighborhoods developed in the 18th and first part of the 19th centuries. Topics of interest include French Colonial, Creole and Greek Revival styles.

 

Best Practices in Historic Renovation
Friday, April 10  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Learn practical information about how to take on a renovation from historic renovation expert Mike Bertel, the founder of Inhab Group. Topics covered include pre-construction assessments and inspections, how to determine which materials can and should be retained and how to integrate modern building systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing) into a historic structure.

 

DIY Home Inspection – Exterior Systems
Monday, April 13 & Wednesday, April 29  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Amelia Yates, Revival Grants manager with the Preservation Resource Center and a licensed home inspector with Axelrad & Associates Home Inspections, walks you through an inspection of the exterior of a home, examining foundations, siding and roof, and shows you how to identify early signs of water or pest intrusion.

 

 

Evolution of New Orleans Historic Architecture and Neighborhoods – Part II
Wednesday, April 15  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Learn about New Orleans’ late 19th and 20th century architecture and neighborhoods with Michelle Stanard Duhon, founder of Bayou Preservation and Southkick, LLC. Duhon explains the origins and identifying features of common styles including Eastlake, Arts and Crafts and more.

 

State of New Orleans Housing Market – Part II
Friday, April 17  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Realtor Katie Witry of the Witry Collective and Mortgage Originator/Vice President Joe Uzee of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust discuss the continued impact of the COVID 19 shutdown on the housing market, including insights into mortgage rates, the amount of properties for sale in the New Orleans area, and whether now might be the right time for you to buy, sell or refinance a home.

 

Freshen Up Your Home with Tips From Decorator Chad Graci
Monday, April 20  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Decorator Chad Graci of Graci Interiors provides tips, tricks and quick pick-me-ups for Spring.

 

 

 

Maximize Your Profit on an Investment Property Renovation with Historic Tax Credits
Wednesday, April 22  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Learn about federal and state historic tax credits for renovations of historic buildings with Clay Colton, founder of Baseline Historic Tax Credit Advisors, and Carling Dinkler, vice president of Enhanced Capital.

 

DIY Home Inspection, Part II – Interior Systems
Friday, April 24  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Learn about New Orleans’ late 19th and 20th century architecture and neighborhoods with Michelle Stanard Duhon, founder of Bayou Preservation and Southkick, LLC. Duhon explains the origins and identifying features of common styles including Eastlake, Arts and Crafts and more.

 

Historic Buildings as a Climate Response Tool
Monday, April 27  •  Click here to watch the recording!

This thought-provoking conversation examines ways that our historic city can meet the challenges of climate change and sea level rise. Andrew Potts, JD, of ICOMOS and the Climate Heritage Network, and Z Smith, FAIA, Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at Eskew Dumez Ripple, discuss why building reuse and renewal are essential in the global fight against climate change.

 

Mid-Century Modern Architecture of New Orleans
Friday, May 1  •  Click here to watch the recording!

John P. Klingman, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Tulane University, presents an overview of Mid-Century Modern architecture in New Orleans.

 

 

 

Maximize Your Renovation Budget with the Restoration Tax Abatement Program
Monday, May 4  •  Click here to watch the recording!

Learn about the Restoration Tax Abatement (RTA) program, which provides an up-to ten-year abatement of property taxes (ad valorem) on renovations and improvements of existing commercial structures and owner-occupied residences located within economic development districts, downtown development districts, historic districts, and opportunity zones.

 

New Orleans, An Urban History: Part One
Friday, May 8  •  Click here to watch the recording!

New Orleans, An Urban History, is a two-part discussion on the history of New Orleans presented by architect and architectural historian Robert Cangelosi, Jr. Part One discusses the city’s geography and history from its establishment in 1718 through the end of Reconstruction in 1877.

 

 

Climate Resilience for Existing and Historic Communities
Monday, May 11  •  Click here to watch the recording!

We continue examining what climate change means for historic neighborhoods with a closer look at resilience projects in New Orleans and our neighboring coastal communities, discussing ways to prepare the places we love for our warmer, wetter future.

 

 

Managing Moisture: How to Identify and Repair Damage Caused by Water Intrusion
Wednesday, May 13  •  Click here to watch the recording!

This class taught by Bill Robinson of Train2Build provides an in-depth look at how to identify water intrusion or excess moisture in your home, including wood siding, brick and stucco exteriors, and provides best practices on how to halt and repair damage.

 

 

New Orleans, An Urban History: Part Two
Friday, May 15  •  Click here to watch the recording!

A continuation of architect and architectural historian Robert Cangelosi Jr.’s talk, part two of “New Orleans, An Urban History” discusses the city’s history from the conclusion of Reconstruction to the present day.

 

See the full list of upcoming online programs