Preservation News

Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

What’s in This Issue:

Announcing New Work by George Schmidt to Benefit PRC
First-Time Renovator Training, Part 2:  Renovate Right
Renovators’ Happy Hour Goes Uptown
Home Repair Advice by Maryann Miller
Preservation in Print:  October Issue
Community Corner:  Introduction to Property Research Resources
Save the Dates for PRC’s Upcoming Events


New Work by George Schmidt to Benefit PRC

Announcing New Work by George Schmidt to Benefit PRC

Saturday, Oct. 4 · 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At George Schmidt Gallery
626 Julia St. (in the Lafayette Square District)
FREE and open to the public


George Schmidt is one of PRC’s most talented friends—an artist, a musician, and a general New Orleans celebrity—and he’s honoring PRC’s 40th anniversary with a new series of limited-edition etchings! Drop by to see his original depictions of New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods at his gallery this Saturday as part of Art for Art’s Sake.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit PRC.


First-Time Renovator Training, Part 2:  Renovate Right

First-Time Renovator Training, Part 2:  Renovate Right

This training includes two sessions:
Tuesday, Oct. 14 · 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21 · 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 · 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
At PRC, 923 Tchoupitoulas St.
$50 for PRC members / $65 for non-members


Learn how to manage your first home renovation.


Renovators' Happy Hour Goes Uptown

Renovators’ Happy Hour Goes Uptown

Thursday, Oct. 23 · 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1905 Peniston St. (at Dryades Street)
FREE for PRC members / $10 for non-members


Tour this unique 4,297-square-foot Craftsman home that was designed by Favrot & Livaudais and built in 1909.


Renovators' Happy Hour Goes Uptown

Home Repair Advice by Maryann Miller

“Minding the gap:  easy DIY ways to fill the gaps between old wood floor boards”
NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune · Sept. 22, 2014

This week, I want to talk about another wood floor pet peeve:  the tendency for slim gaps to appear between floor boards, when the aging fill between the boards cracks, dries and pops up out of place. The gaps can be anywhere from a few inches to a foot in length, resulting in air leaks and climbing utility bills.


Click here to read the complete column or post a question about home maintenance.


Preservation in Print:  October Issue
Featured Content:

Poverty Point Becomes a World Heritage Site  (p. 10)
Louisiana claims its own World Heritage Site:  the ancient mounds of Poverty Point.  By Diana M. Greenlee.

Renovate Right:  The Synagogue Apartments  (p. 17)
How seasoned renovators created their masterpieces.  By Lauren McCulloch.

Clarence John Laughlin:  Life After Life  (p. 20)
The surrealist photographer who brought the spirits of Louisiana’s architecture to life.  By Gene Fredericks.

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Introduction to Property Research Resources

Community Corner:  Introduction to Property Research Resources

Saturday, Oct. 4 · 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At New Orleans Public Library, in the Louisiana Division / City Archives
219 Loyola Ave. (at Tulane Avenue)
FREE and open to the public; registration appreciated


Want to research the history or your house or other buildings in New Orleans? This class will introduce beginners to the property research resources available in the Louisiana Division/City Archives.


Save the Dates for PRC’s Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 11
First-Time Homebuyer Training:  October
View event details.

Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28
First-Time Renovator Training, Part 2:  Renovate Right
View event details.

Thursday, Sept. 25
Renovators’ Happy Hour Goes Uptown
View event details.

Sunday, Nov. 2
Stained Glass Tour:  Celebrating Local History
View event details.

Monday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 6
First-Time Homebuyer Training — November
Call 504.636.3046 or email mmiller@prcno.org for details.

Thursday, Nov. 6
Historic House Specialist Seminar for Realtors
View event details.

Friday, Dec. 12
Holiday Home Tour Patron Party
View event details.

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14
39th Annual Holiday Home Tour
View event details.

Click here for PRC’s Calendar of Events.

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