Monday, September 29, 2008

Preserve This: Wine and Windows - Restoring Historic Windows Workshop

Regular readers should be familiar with activities that are organized during May – Preservation Month. Local organizers plan workshops, walking tours, forums and other events to celebrate and educate about the benefits of preservation.

However, once a year is just not good enough. We’ve got a quarterly series we’re kicking off. The first event is described below.
From Workshop Photos

That's right. There will be wine samples from River City Winery as part of the workshop. Getting liquored up at a window restoration workshop – now that’s what I call fun. Make your reservation today by calling Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana at 812-284-4534.

Get more information by visiting these websites - New Albany Preservation and Develop New Albany.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Window Reclamation at Ted's House

This window was fun to work on. The stained glass is not original to the house but it sure does add to the character of the home. Amazingly, when the glass was originally set, there was no window glazing used. That window was just sitting in the frame with a few glazing points.

That makes for a drafty room, especially considering that’s a bathroom. In old house speak we call that good ventilation.

I picked the window and surrounding trim work clean. Important draft eliminating glazing and caulk is applied. A new storm window is on the way.

It will be as efficient as a new window. To make it so cost me nothing but a few hours of time, my own labor, minimal cost of a new storm and some supplies I already had on hand.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Getting slapped by Ike

I’m sure Tina didn’t like it, nor did New Albany. Thankfully Cedar Bough Place faired well. In fact, it’s an event like this that seems to bring residents out and together. We had a team that hit the entire street. We even talked about and agreed a street cookout was in order. That will be happening soon.

I took a few shots early during the wind storm, but will admit to be frightened and getting my butt back inside quickly. The first shot is of large branch (still there, I might add) that is perched precariously above two homes.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Albany Historic Home Tour today - Go, See, Enjoy

Don’t forget about the New Albany Historic Home Tour that starts today at 10:00am.

Many of us spend huge amounts of time addressing issues with our housing stock in New Albany and it is easy to forget about the jewels we have. It’s fun to take a day to celebrate the big, the small, the restored, the preserved, the Bungalow, the Queen Anne, the Victorian and everything in between.

Best of all is the chance to meet proud homeowners who have worked so hard and who all have a story to tell that concludes today – when 400 people stop by for a visit.

Get your tour book at the Farmers Market this morning. The tour goes from 10am to 5pm. Enjoy what New Albany has to offer.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

New Albany Historic Home Tour – 2008 – September 13th

The 3rd Annual New Albany Historic Home Tour is right around the corner. It’s a great chance to wander New Albany’s center city neighborhoods and downtown to discover and appreciate the housing jewels we have. Heck, you might even decide to buy a home and join in on the fun.

Visit the Develop New Albany website for more information (and to buy a ticket online) or visit New Albany, the official site of the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission.