Spring restoration workshops for homeowners

Live in an old house with wood windows that need some TLC? Wondering how to make your old house more energy-efficient? The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s homeowner workshops return this week and they may just have the answers you’re looking for when it comes fixing historic woodwork, windows, masonry, and roofing.

These workshops present homeowners opportunities to learn from experts through lectures and hands-on demonstrations about sensitive approaches to maintaining historic houses. This year’s workshops are co-presented by the Fairmount Park Historic Preservaiton Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club, People’s Emergency Center CDC, and professional partners.

Tuesday Lecture Workshops

Hawthorne Hall, 3849 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia. All workshops start at 6:30pm

  • April 15: Wood Windows: Maintenance and Replacement Options | Matthew Grubel, Heri-Tech
  • April 22: Energy Efficiency in Older and Historic Houses | Mark Group
  • April 29: Masonry and Pointing | Knapp Masonry
  • May 6: Flat Roofs | Nocella Roofing


Wednesday “Hands On” Demonstration Workshops

Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Avenue. All workshops at 6:30pm. Presented by the conservation staff of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

  • April 16: Paints and Finishes
  • April 23: Maintaining Historic Porches
  • April 30: Repairing Historic Windows
  • May 7: Masonry and Pointing

Workshops cost $10 each, but are free for Preservation Alliance members. Tickets may be purchased onsite or online. Reserve your space in advance via email patrick@preservationalliance.com or by calling (215) 546-1146 x4.

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