2nd Annual Decatur Old House Fair – Saturday, March 6th

Back for a second year, the Decatur Old House Fair will take place Saturday March 6th at the Holiday Inn Conference Center beginning to 10am.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

According to the city’s press release, topics of discussion include…

  • Wood Window Repair and Maintenance (offered twice!)
  • Maintenance Plans for Old Houses
  • Design Strategies for Additions and New Construction in Historic Neighborhoods
  • Energy Efficiency in Old Houses
  • “Greening” Your Old House
  • Major Repairs –Wood Stripping, Plaster, and Lead Abatement
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Creating Historic Interiors in a Modern World
  • Researching Your Old House and What Style is Your House? (Bring a picture of your house!)
  • Storm Windows in Old Houses
  • Hiring a Contractor
  • Zoning, Permitting, and Preservation Commissions

2 thoughts on “2nd Annual Decatur Old House Fair – Saturday, March 6th”

  1. This was an awesome event last year. The historic window demonstration was worth the cost of admission alone, and I eventually hired the guy to repair the windows here at the Wren’s Nest.

    Plus, if you’re generally clueless like me, the seminar sessions provide a great groundwork for how to go about fixing up your house. Renewal Design-Build gave a talk on how to hire a contractor that was super-informative without at all being anything like a commercial.

  2. We actually were one of the sponsors for this event last year. It was GREAT!! There was lots of information that was made available to people for everything from art to woodworking. There were demonstrations and giveaways too!

    This event is also great for the sponsors, it gives them a chance to get out and meet the great people of decatur, as well as other vendors for networking purposes. This event is so cool, we’re going to do it again this year.

    Highly recommended!! : )

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