Historic Preservation Fair, Houston

Filed in Heights Historic Districts by on May 10, 2013

Historic Preservation Fair

The Houston Historic Preservation Fair is Sat May 18, 2013. The half day free event covers covers a lot of issues involving homes in historic districts.

Houston Historic Preservation Fair Logo

Historic Preservation Fair Logo

June 21 update: See some notes on this class and learn about Researching Your Historic Home at my 6/21 post.

Historic Preservation - Heights Blvd

Historic Heights – Heights Blvd at 11th St

Some of the topics I’m interested in are shown below. See pdf of entire Historic Preservation Fair Schedule.

  • Appropriate Additions
  • Appropriate New Construction
  • Historic Site Tax Exemption*
  • Researching Historic Homes
  • Historic Windows**

Register for this free event by noon, May 15th.

  • *The info on Historic Site Tax Exemptions should be worthwhile for anyone remodeling or considering doing so in a historic district. A pdf summary of some of the rules is attached. It is believed to still be accurate, but the phone numbers may not be.
  • ** The talk on restoring old windows is being done by Gary Cernac, the Sash Guy. “the expert” on renovating old homes. His website has a lot of links to preservation sites.

See details of the Historic Preservation Fair sponsored by the City of Houstons Planning and Development Department

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: City of Houston Permitting Center
1002 Washington Avenue

Houston, TX 77002
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.
Program from 8:40 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

One last link of interest in historic preservation: Salvage Warehouse Just what it sounds like, a salvage warehouse full of old stuff.. Recently re-opened

See my pages on Houston Historic Districts, or posts specifically on Heights Historic Districts.

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