The City’s Office of Historic Preservation in collaboration with the City of San Antonio Downtown Operations Department, HPARC and ARTchitectural Interiors announces the upcoming Window Restoration Workshop at the historic Acosta/Halff House in Hemisfair Park. The Victorian Eclectic home was built in 1893 as a single-family residence, converted into a rooming house in the 1950s, and eventually became an architectural showpiece in the 1968 HemisFair.
Windows are often character-defining features of historic buildings that can last for many years if properly maintained. The Window Restoration Workshop is designed to teach the basics of window care and repair. On Feb. 1-2, 2013, participants will rehabilitate the windows of the building and gain valuable knowledge about wood window restoration. Participants can choose between a one-day session at $195 and a two-day session at $395. There will be a discounted two-day session rate for students at $150. Local contractors and students are encouraged to register for the two-day workshop, which will result in window rehabilitation certification. The registration fee includes reading materials, hands-on training, lunch and tour of the Acosta/Halff House.
This workshop is a great hands-on opportunity for green job training or to learn how to save thousands of dollars through simple do-it-yourself techniques and proper window maintenance. For more information, call (210) 207-0166.
For more information on this or other events and initiatives, visit the Historic Preservation website
or call (210) 215-9274.