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May 2016

First Time Homebuyer Class

The 12 hour course takes place nightly from Monday, May 16, through Thursday, May 19.

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June 2016

First Time Renovator Training: Renovate Right

Good for first-timers or anyone who wishes to become more knowledgeable by learning from experienced renovators and local professionals.

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$5.00

Contemporary Design in Historic Neighborhoods

Along with the competitive and active real estate market in New Orleans, demolitions and new construction are rapidly changing the face of some urban neighborhood landscapes. A current issue in New Orleans is the determination of design guidelines for new construction along with demolition review by the Historic Districts Landmarks Commission for the Mid City and Uptown historic districts. Having these guidelines and regulations in place would work to conserve the historic fabric of the city. "In a city like New Orleans we have…

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July 2016

First Time Homebuyer Class

This 12 hr. course offered by PRC and A Shared Initiative, Inc. is certified by the LA Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Students emerge from the program prepared to tackle a home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. All four sessions, held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. are mandatory for completion of the course, which is preceded…

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First Time Homebuyer Class

This 12 hr. course offered by PRC and A Shared Initiative, Inc. is certified by the LA Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Students emerge from the program prepared to tackle a home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. All four sessions, held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. are mandatory for completion of the course, which is preceded…

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First Time Homebuyer Class

This 12 hr. course offered by PRC and A Shared Initiative, Inc. is certified by the LA Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Students emerge from the program prepared to tackle a home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. All four sessions, held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. are mandatory for completion of the course, which is preceded…

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First Time Homebuyer Class

This 12 hr. course offered by PRC and A Shared Initiative, Inc. is certified by the LA Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Students emerge from the program prepared to tackle a home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. All four sessions, held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. are mandatory for completion of the course, which is preceded…

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September 2016

$35.00 – $40.00

First Time Renovator Training: Buy Right

Prepare to take on your first renovation project with this two- night course.

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October 2016

First Time Renovator Training: Renovate Right Session 1

This three-part course focuses on how best to manage a renovation project.

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First Time Renovator Training: Renovate Right Session 2

This three-part course focuses on how best to manage a renovation project.

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First Time Renovator Training: Renovate Right Session 3

This three-part course focuses on how best to manage a renovation project.

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November 2016

$75.00 – $85.00

Historic House Specialist Seminar for Real Estate Agents

This program provides detailed information about the historic house types and neighborhoods of New Orleans as well as pertinent information about financial incentives, renovation financing, and permitting that will enable local Realtors to better market and sell historic New Orleans homes.

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First Time Homebuyer Class Weekday Sessions

This 12 hr. course offered by PRC and A Shared Initiative, Inc. is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Students emerge from the program prepared to tackle a home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. Class dates: Monday – Thursday, November 7-10, on four consecutive weeknights from 5:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. at 923 Tchoupitoulas St. The deadline to register is two…

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January 2017

First Time Homebuyer Class

This 12-hour course offered by PRC and A Shared Initiative, Inc. is certified by the LA Homebuyer Education Collaborative. It acquaints prospective buyers with the details of purchase contracts, insurance, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more.

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$40.00 – $45.00

Cradle of Jazz Tour

Join PRC for the Cradle of Jazz tour on Saturday, January 14, 2017. This two-and-a-half hour bus tour beginning promptly at 10:00 a.m. will leave from 923 Tchoupitoulas St. The tour will be narrated by John McCusker, and accompanied by the sounds from his vintage music collection. The tour will travel to jazz sites significant to Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, and other renowned New Orleans jazz musicians. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. Explore PRC's Jazz houses on our…

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$35.00 – $40.00

First Time Renovator: Buy Right

Topics covered at this two-night workshop will be an analysis of the pros and cons of renovating, how to select a project that is right for you and your budget, and financing options including 203(k) renovation loans and other relevant topics.  This training is helpful for anyone trying to purchase their first home on a limited budget. Course dates: Tuesday, January 24th and 31st, from 6:00-8:30pm. Registration fee covers admission to both nights of the course.     Day 1: Tuesday…

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March 2017

$50.00 – $65.00

First Time Renovator: Renovate Right

This three-night course focuses on how best 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 maintaining the historic character of your house. Course dates include Tuesday, March 7, March 14, and March 28, from 6:00-8:30pm. Registration fee covers admission to all three nights of the course. Course schedule Day…

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$45.00

PRC Laura Plantation Tour

Tickets still available: contact Suzanne Blaum at (504)-231-3379   Join the PRC for a narrated bus tour from New Orleans to the Laura Plantation in Vacherie, LA. The Laura Plantation includes restored buildings and a new, permanent exhibit, “From the Big House to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation”. Attendees to the tour will learn about Creole life and those who lived and worked on the plantation, with a special presentation by researcher and owner, Sand Marmillon. Ticket price includes…

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First Time Homebuyer Class

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, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Course dates: Monday, March 20th - Thursday, March 23rd, from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Advance registration is required. The…

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May 2017

43rd Annual Meeting & Mint Julep Reception

Join us for our 43rd Annual Meeting and Mint Julep Reception, as we elect our new officers for the year and unveil our new lobby exhibit about New Orleans' historic neighborhoods. featuring keynote speaker Jack Davis - Journalist and Preservationist 5:30 - Meeting 6:30 - Reception   Preservation Resource Center members only Get a membership today!  

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June 2017

First Time Homebuyer Class

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, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Monday, June 12th – Thursday, June 15th   1) You must first register at one…

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$20.00 – $25.00

Hands-On Wood Window Repair Workshop

Learn to repair your wood windows!

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July 2017

Martha Wright Ambrose Exhibit, Book Signing and Lecture

View an exhibit of paintings by artist Martha Wright Ambrose along with a signing of the new book on her works, "Martha Wright Ambrose: The Rediscovery of a Southern Regional Artist" by authors Roulhac Toledano and Scott Veazey. This event will feature a talk on "The Arts and Crafts Club: Its Architecture and its People" by Senior Curator Judith H. Bonner of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Summer wine tasting by Next to Nothing Wines. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at…

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September 2017

First Time Homebuyer Class

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, fiscal fitness, budgeting, home maintenance, and more. Monday, September 25 -- Thursday, September 28 1) You must first register at one of…

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October 2017

$15.00 – $20.00

First Time Renovator Class: Buy Right

Whether a home needs cosmetic updates or a full renovation, it is important to have all the facts before you purchase a home in need of some TLC. This two night course provides guidelines and tips to enable anyone to select and purchase a project that is right for them and to budget for and finance a renovation project. Reduced-rate tickets are still available for the second night of this course!   Mondays 10/16 and 10/23 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at PRC…

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November 2017

$75.00 – $85.00

Historic House Specialist

This seminar is sold out!   This program provides detailed information about the historic house types and neighborhoods of New Orleans as well as pertinent information about financial incentives, renovation financing, and permitting that will enable local Realtors to better market and sell historic New Orleans homes. This program will earn 4 CE credits (as certified by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.) To earn PRC certified Historic House Specialist designation, attendees must attend two additional PRC education programs. Space is…

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February 2018

The Classical American House by Phillip James Dodd Book Signing and Lecture

Phillip James Dodd, author of the recently published book The Classical American House, and Ken Tate, Louisiana architect featured in the book, will be signing books and Phillip James Dodd will give a lecture on the growing trend of contemporary classical residential design. The lecture is $10 for PRC and ICAA members, and $30 for the general public. Tickets available through Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter.

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March 2018

PreserveNOLA300 – Photo Exhibition with “the.preservationist”, Opening Reception

Join us at the PRC for a First Saturday Art Walk evening reception and the debut photo exhibit of local Instagram celebrity @the.preservationist – aka Jennifer Hance  –  whose passion  for capturing New Orleans’ historic architecture on her Instagram has garnered national attention. This event is free and open to the public. Wine and light snacks will be served. The exhibit will kick off the PRC’s exciting slate of events and exhibits this year to celebrate our city’s Tricentennial Year. Hance will also…

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Lecture by Robert Baird

Tuesday March 13, at the PRC, Robert Baird, CEO of Historical Arts and Castings will give a lecture on the restoration of the U. S. Capitol dome. Historical Arts and Castings was responsible for repairing and restoring many of the cast iron elements on the dome. This lecture is organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter. This event is free, click here to RSVP through ICAA.

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First Time Homebuyer Class

Monday, March 19 — Thursday, March 22 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.   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, fiscal fitness, budgeting,…

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May 2018

Sunday Illustrated: an Exhibit Reception with Nola DNA

Celebrate the weekend of New Orleans’ to-the-date birthday with this exhibit reception, plus birthday cake and margaritas! "Sunday Illustrated” is an archives show that explores the art and photography of the Sunday Illustrated Magazine of the Daily Picayune from 1907-1912. These never-before seen selections from the NOLA DNA archive highlight century-old architectural and natural gems throughout New Orleans as well as hand-drawn graphic art. Free and open to the public.   Join the Facebook event here.

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First Time Homebuyer Class

Monday, May 14 — Thursday, May 17 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.   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, fiscal fitness,…

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June 2018

Mid Mod NOLA – TowerFantasy Exhibit and Opening Reception

See the first-ever exhibition by the elusive artist behind the  Tower Fantasy Instagram account,whose campy and clever images have awoken a new public interest in the vacant Plaza Tower. Come dressed as your favorite mid-century modern building to enter the costume contest at the opening reception – the winner will receive a one night stay at The Drifter Hotel. (Costumes are encouraged, but not required!) Free and open to the public. Beer provided by Urban South Brewery. Opening reception June 2, exhibit on display until…

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July 2018

$15.00 – $30.00

Mid Mod NOLA – Experience the Rivergate Convention Center in Virtual Reality

Use cutting edge technology in building imaging and 3D modeling to tour the once-grand Rivergate Convention Center, which was demolished in 1995. The majestic c.1968 building by Curtis and Davis featured a cantilevered concrete roof and was beloved by architecture enthusiasts. $30, $15 for members (PRC, NOAF, or DOCOMOMO). Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Become a member today!   Click here for a sneak peek inside the 3D model. Click here to join the Facebook event.  …

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August 2018

#PreserveNOLA300 Exhibit & Reception

In New Orleans, history isn’t just in books. We live in vibrant historic communities; we are inspired by historic architecture; and we take part in centuries-old traditions that define who we are as New Orleanians. During our tricentennial year, we reached out to our city and asked: How do you fit into our city’s 300-year history? What are the places that make you proud to be in New Orleans? This year,  Instagrammers have been posting their best photos of the…

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September 2018

Sustainable Tourism and New Orleans (POSTPONED)

Between the Labor Day holiday and the uncertainty caused by Tropical Storm Gordon, this week seems super challenging for everyone. As a result, the PRC has decided to postpone our Sustainable Tourism screening to a future date. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.   Did you miss globetrotting journalist Costas Christ’s talk on sustainable tourism at the Historic New Orleans Collection earlier this summer? Don’t worry, the Preservation Resource Center is screening a video of the lecture on Sept. 6, from 6…

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October 2018

$25.00 – $45.00

Buy Right

Tuesday, October 2 & Tuesday, October 9 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm at the Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.   Get prepared to buy your first renovation project with this two-night course. Topics covered include the pros and cons of renovating; how tax sales and auctions work; how to select a project that is right for you; financing and incentives, including renovation loans and rehabilitation tax credits. This course will enable you to minimize complications and maximize your budget by learning…

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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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$50.00 – $70.00

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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$16.00 – $20.00

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

$75.00 – $85.00

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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February 2019

Free

From Chinese Laundries to the Pagoda House: Orientalist and East Asian Architecture in New Orleans

University of New Orleans graduate student Winston Ho explores the influence of  traditional East Asian culture on New Orleans architecture, including Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture. The talk will explain the distinction between "Orientalist" and traditional East Asian architecture, and the origin of local landmarks, such as the Vallon Pagoda House; the Pagoda Café; the Chinese Presbyterian Church and the Trey Yuen restaurants in Hammond and Mandeville. Free & open to the public. Space is limited – RSVP encouraged! Join the Facebook event here.

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Free

A History of Dillard University: 150 Years of African-American Higher Education in New Orleans

Join historian Malik Bartholomew, a graduate of Dillard University and owner of Know NOLA Tours, to learn about the history of Dillard University, which traces its roots to 1869. This talk will provide historical context for how two early African-American colleges — Straight University and New Orleans University — merged to form Dillard and will explore why the university located in Gentilly when it did. This event is free but a suggested donation of $10 will support the installation of…

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March 2019

$25.00 – $45.00

Buy Right Class

March 19 & 26 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. each day Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Get prepared to buy your first renovation project with this two-night course. Topics covered include the pros and cons of renovating; how tax sales and auctions work; how to select a project that is right for you; financing and incentives, including renovation loans and rehabilitation tax credits. This course will enable you to minimize complications and maximize your budget by learning from professionals with…

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April 2019

$50.00 – $70.00

Renovate Right Class

April 16, 23 & 30 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. each day 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 of your house. $70 / $50 for…

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Free

Historic Preservation in the Face of Climate Change Part I: Document

As our climate changes, so do our natural, built and cultural landscapes. While we strive to save as much as we can, we must consider what we are poised to lose and how efforts to record and archive can help mitigate inevitable casualties. Panelists: Jonathan Foret, Executive Director, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center; Daniel Hammer, Vice President/ Deputy Director, The Historic New Orleans Collection; Susan Langenhennig, Director of Communications and Editor of Preservation in Print, Preservation Resource Center Free &…

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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. The Preservation Resource Center (PRC) is partnering with the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) to offer this free course designed to help property owners understand the application process and avoid the common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. This course will provide the knowledge and tools property owners need…

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May 2019

$75.00 – $85.00

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 Historic House Specialist. $85…

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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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June 2019

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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July 2019

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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August 2019

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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September 2019

Pontchartrain Park Exhibit Opening

Explore the history of the Pontchartrain Park neighborhood, which provided opportunities for homeownership to African-Americans during segregation, and played a unique role in the city’s suburban-style expansion. This exhibit showcases the stories of the families who have lived in the neighborhood since its inception and the historical context of why Pontchartrain Park’s development was significant. Made possible thanks to a grant from the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation, the exhibit celebrates the PRC’s recent partnership with the Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood…

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$25.00 – $45.00

Buy Right Class

September 17 & 24 6:00 — 8:30 p.m. each day Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Get prepared to buy your first renovation project with this two-night course. Topics covered include the pros and cons of renovating; how tax sales and auctions work; how to select a project that is right for you; financing and incentives, including renovation loans and rehabilitation tax credits. This course will enable you to minimize complications and maximize your budget by learning from professionals with…

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October 2019

$50.00 – $70.00

Renovate Right Class

October 15, 22 & 29 6:00 — 8:00 p.m. each day 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 of your house. $70 / $50 for…

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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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November 2019

$75.00 – $85.00

Historic House Specialist Seminar

This popular program provides information about the historic house types and neighborhoods of New Orleans, best practices in historic renovation, rehabilitation tax incentives, renovation financing, and historic house research. Attendees will earn certification as a PRC-approved Historic House Specialist. Realtors who provide their license number will also earn 4 CE credits for Realtors from the LA Real Estate Commission. Advance registration required. $85 / $75 for PRC members. Become a member today! Join the Facebook event page here.   This…

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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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January 2020

Free

Navigating the HDLC Class

This free, one-hour class is designed to help property owners understand the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) and the application process. Taught by HDLC staff, this class will help residents smoothly navigate the application process and prevent common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. 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 class is great for property owners who live in a local…

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Free

Infill in Local Historic Districts – What Works and What Doesn’t?

Join HDLC staff along with Architectural Review Committee members, Robbie Cangelosi, Lee Ledbetter and John Klingman for a discussion on best practices for new construction in local historic districts. These seasoned experts will share their thoughts on how to thoughtfully design both contemporary and historical buildings that fit contextually within their neighborhood and streetscape. Free and open to the public.

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February 2020

Free

Maintain Right: Living in Your Historic New Orleans Home

February 4 & 11 5:30 — 8:30 p.m. each day at Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. Learn how to maintain and make repairs to your New Orleans home. This two-night course covers topics such as common building materials, foundations, roofs, siding, gutters, windows, doors, insulation, air-conditioning and heating, electrical, plumbing, and energy efficiency, as well as hazard mitigation, including pests, lead safety, indoor air quality, storm water management and storm preparation, and the importance of succession and contingency planning. Free,…

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Free

Capturing the Crescent City: Architectural Photography of New Orleans

Dive into the world of architectural photography as veteran New Orleans photojournalist Chris Granger and PRC Art Director Liz Jurey discuss their creative processes, aesthetic and approaches as they document and capture the city’s most beloved and historic places. Granger, a staff photographer for The Times-Picayune, and Jurey both worked on the PRC’s new book, Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans. They will share tips and tricks for upping your Instagram game. Free.   Get your copy of Building…

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Free

Navigating the HDLC Class

This free, one-hour class is designed to help property owners understand the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) and the application process. Taught by HDLC staff, this class will help residents smoothly navigate the application process and prevent common frustrations and pitfalls experienced by some applicants. 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 class is great for property owners who live in a…

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March 2020

$25.00 – $45.00

(POSTPONED) Buy Right Class

In an abundance of caution, the Preservation Resource Center will postpone all PRC events scheduled in March, including the Shotgun House Tour, Buy Right Class and Beams & Brews at Hotel Chloe. The PRC takes the safety and welfare of our community seriously, and we’re making this step to alleviate any uncertainty during this time of COVID-19 concerns. We hope that by rescheduling these events, we will be able to hold them at a time when everyone can participate. We…

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April 2020

Free

Navigating the HDLC Class (POSTPONED)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Preservation Resource Center is postponing all of our events and in-person courses this spring. The PRC takes the safety and welfare of our community seriously, and we’re making this step to alleviate any uncertainty during this time. We hope that by rescheduling these events, we will be able to hold them at a time when everyone can participate. We will look forward to sharing the new dates as they become available. Stay tuned…

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May 2020

$75.00 – $85.00

Historic House Specialist Seminar (POSTPONED)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Preservation Resource Center is postponing all of our events and in-person courses this spring. The PRC takes the safety and welfare of our community seriously, and we’re making this step to alleviate any uncertainty during this time. We hope that by rescheduling these events, we will be able to hold them at a time when everyone can participate. We will look forward to sharing the new dates as they become available. Stay tuned…

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December 2020

$250.00 – $1,000.00

Holiday Home Tour Patron Party sponsored by Gordon and Kathryn McLeod

Click here to make a Patron donation   Sponsor the tour  •  Buy Holiday Home Tour tickets   Join PRC for a Virtual Holiday Home Tour Patron Party, presented by Gordon and Kathryn McLeod. Enjoy special appearances by some of the homeowners featured in our video series and gain early access to all of the homes on the Holiday Home Tour. Guests are invited to get festive with us from home and enjoy a live sneak peek from our home…

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May 2021

$85.00 – $95.00

Historic House Specialist

This event has reached capacity.   This 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, renovation financing and historic house research. This program will earn four continuing-education credits for Realtors from the LA Real Estate Commission, as well as certification as a PRC-approved Historic House Specialist. Attendance will be restricted to 25 people and will comply with all city and state…

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November 2021

$85.00 – $95.00

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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May 2022

$85.00 – $95.00

Historic House Specialist: New Orleans

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 COVID-19 regulations. All attendees must…

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Free

PRC Annual Meeting

Join us for the PRC’s 48th Annual Meeting, as we install new board members, elect new officers for the year and celebrate the achievements of the Preservation Resource Center. This event is open to active PRC members only; RSVP required. Please RSVP and confirm your membership status by noon on May 26 with Development Director Whiton Paine at [email protected] / 504-636-3057.

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September 2022

Free

Envisioning PRC’s Future: A Meeting for PRC members

Calling all PRC members. Help us shape the organization’s future so it best serves the needs of New Orleans residents. Concordia, a local architecture, planning and community engagement firm, will lead “Envisioning PRC’s Future: A Meeting for PRC Members,” a brainstorming session to determine how the PRC can best meet the city’s needs. Only members are invited to participate, and RSVP is required to verify membership status. Throughout our 48 years, the PRC has worked with community members in so…

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October 2022

Free

An introduction to Inherited Property and Wills by Louisiana Appleseed

Have you inherited property? Do you plan to leave your home to your family? Join us for a presentation by Louisiana Appleseed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to statewide policy, advocacy and education and focused on social justice, including issues related to title clearance, free legal help and estate planning. This informative presentation will provide knowledge about inherited property. Come learn the ins and outs of heirs' property and how to safeguard your heirs. This presentation will be held in-person and…

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November 2022

Free

Climate change resilience: How New Orleans can survive and thrive after intense storms

Join the PRC for an in-person presentation by Terri Dreyer, founding partner of NANO, that addresses topics such as climate change, rising tides and proposed building designs to help make New Orleans neighborhoods stronger and better equipped to deal with intense storms. Originally stemming from NANO’s award-winning exhibit at the 2021 Time Space Existence/Venice Biennale event hosted by the European Cultural Centre, their proposed multi-purpose “arx” or community hubs, if strategically placed throughout New Orleans, would leverage existing infrastructure to…

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Free

Design in the Tropics: Cuban Design Excellence with Hermes Mallea presented by Kanner & Whiteley, LLC

Celebrated Cuban-American author and architect Hermes Mallea presents his book Havana Living Today, a look at the continued and storied design excellence that can be seen in the homes of Havana residents. The talk will be followed by conversation about excellence in global design, moderated by local interior designer and PRC board member Nomita Joshi-Gupta. Reception and book signing with Hermes Mallea to follow. Hosted by the PRC Multicultural Heritage Committee and generously sponsored by Kanner & Whiteley, LLC. Free.…

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$85.00 – $95.00

Historic House Specialist: New Orleans

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. Space limited, advance registration required.   Cost: $95 for…

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