Registration Open for the 2017 Historic Homes Workshop
By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter
This news is on the far edge of our readership area, but we bet there are home rehab hobbyists and professionals around the Tampa Bay region.
Here’s a chance to hone your skills in taking care of history: The 2017 Historic Homes Workshop is Feb. 10-18 at the Dixie Walesbilt Hotel in Lake Wales. A series of seminars featuring an all-star line-up of preservationists is on the agenda.
Wood window makeover is the featured theme this year, with sessions scheduled on such topics as mechanical makeover, sash makeover, the historic windows business and restoring steel windows, to name a few. But there are other workshops on such divergent subjects as modern kitchens in historic homes, roofs and Lake Wales history and culture.
Attendees can opt for 2-day, 3-day or 9-day workshops. Go to woodwindowmakeover.com/historic-homes-workshop/ for more details and to register. You also can find information on the event’s Facebook page, Wood Window Makeover.
The Dixie Walesbilt, at 5 W Park Ave. in Lake Wales, was built in 1926 during the Florida boom of that decade. Original owners included Hollywood stars Clara Bow, Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. Near the famous Bok Tower, the hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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