Old House Workshops, January – March

January 15, 2013 |

Workshop post card 2013 - front2The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation will present our annual winter series of four Old House Workshops with technical information for owners of old homes and designated historic properties.

Workshops will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, and Apr. 4 at 7pm at the historic Gates of Heaven Synagogue in James Madison Park.  Cost for the workshops is $10 per person.

 

Jan. 10 Historic Preservation 101

Amy Scanlon (City of Madison Preservation Planner) and Jason Tish (MTHP Executive Director) will discuss the federal and local historic preservation programs, the differences in designation, the benefits and responsibilities of owning a designated historic property. This workshop is oriented toward new owners in historic districts, and owners of designated historic properties who would like to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of historic designation.

Feb. 7 How to use the Federal Historic-Home Owners’ Tax Credit Program–Rescheduled to April 18–

Preservation architect James Sewell, formerly of the Wisconsin Historical Society, will discuss the eligibility requirements, standards, and process for leveraging this important financing tool, available to owners of federally listed and eligible properties.

Mar. 7 Life After Vinyl Siding.

Preservation architect Elizabeth Cwik will talk about safely removing worn and deteriorated synthetic siding materials, and what comes next.  She’ll discuss treatment options for newly exposed original siding, options for replacement of original materials, and how to deal with unexpected surprises.

Apr. 4 Exterior finishing and painting

Habitual building restorer and old-building expert John Martens will discuss all aspects of exterior refinishing, including lead paint abatement, repair of exterior materials, products and application, and the key to a durable paint job – preparation.

 Apr. 18 How to use the Federal Historic-Home Owners’ Tax Credit Program

Preservation architect James Sewell, formerly of the Wisconsin Historical Society, will discuss the eligibility requirements, standards, and process for leveraging this important financing tool, available to owners of federally listed and eligible properties.

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