Quarterly Care Workshop: Historic Wood Windows

By Event, News

Wednesday, June 5, 2019  •  5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Brennan’s Restaurant  •  in the King’s Room
417 Royal Street
Led by Michelle Brenner

Learn from an expert how to take care of your historic wood windows!

FREE for members / $10 for non-members — limited space available.
Registration (for non-members) or R.S.V.P. (for members) required for admission – call 504.342.4760 or email [email protected] if you have any questions or need to check your membership status.

The new Quarterly Care Workshop series is designed to provide hands-on demonstrations and resources to property owners and caretakers about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation. Maintenance is preservation – and proper maintenance will protect historic structures from untimely deterioration.

This second workshop will focus on historic wood windows. Building owners often cite repair costs and energy efficiency as reasons to replace historic windows with new windows. However, the original windows can easily be repaired to meet or exceed today’s energy savings goals, to preserve the character of the architecture, and to respect the exceptional craftsmanship of their original design. With proper maintenance, historic wood windows can endure for hundreds of years. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and troubleshooting window repairs, to protect the building and the owner’s investment.

Michelle BrennerThank you to Michelle Brenner for leading this workshop! Michelle is a local expert and consultant on the proper maintenance and rehabilitation of historic wood windows. In addition to her consulting and rehabilitation services, she leads workshops in an effort to educate the public about the importance of retaining their historic windows. Michelle received her Masters of Preservation Studies from Tulane University. During her studies at Tulane, she completed multiple internships focused on window preservation with reputable companies and organizations like Stratford Hall in Virginia and Cypress Building Conservation in New Orleans. Michelle continued to pursue a specialty in wood window preservation and rehabilitation through employment with locally owned Staub Window Restorations, where she gained experience as the company’s Operations Manager before becoming an independent consultant.

Thank you also to Brennan’s for providing refreshments and hosting this event in their King’s Room, with its beautifully restored triple-hung working windows.

FREE for members / $10 for non-members — limited space available.
Registration (for non-members) or R.S.V.P. (for members) required for admission – call 504.342.4760 or email [email protected] if you have any questions or need to check your membership status.

This workshop series is part of a multi-tiered education initiative that will teach people of all ages and backgrounds about the value of the French Quarter’s architecture and proper stewardship of their historic structures through compliance with the Vieux Carré Design Guidelines. Our goal is to raise awareness of the French Quarter’s cultural, economic, and historical value, as well as to concretely educate people about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation by way of demonstrations and resources to French Quarter stakeholders that directly yield value to the district’s distinctive character.

Space will be limited at many of the sites, so the workshops will be videotaped and available via our YouTube channel for future reference.