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Don’t forge to sign-up for the Passive Floor Restoration Workshop!!!

Posted by Amanda DeCort on May 26, 2015    |  Link to this Entry  |  Email this Entry

Hands-On Passive Wood Floor Restoration Workshop
May 29-31, 2015
8:30am-5pm

Bob Yapp is back this month for a hands-on Passive Wood Floor Restoration Workshop! This fun and intense three-day workshop will teach participants how to restore hardwood tongue and groove flooring. You will learn how to passively remove the damaged old finish and how to apply a finish. At the end of the three days, you will know from beginning to end, how to repair and passively restore any tongue and grooved strip floor. All skill levels are encouraged to enroll. This is a hands-on workshop so you will be getting dirty. You will need to bring eye protection and knee pads.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Total cost is $70, which includes the three-day hands-on workshop with coffee & snacks as well as beverages and lunch.

This workshop is funded in part by the National Park Service and the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office.

To register: HERE

Hands-On Passive Wood Floor Restoration Workshop

Posted by Amanda DeCort on May 11, 2015    |  Link to this Entry  |  Email this Entry


Hands-On Passive Wood Floor Restoration Workshop
May 29-31, 2015
8:30am-5pm

Bob Yapp is back this month for a hands-on Passive Wood Floor Restoration Workshop! This fun and intense three-day workshop will teach participants how to restore hardwood tongue and groove flooring. You will learn how to passively remove the damaged old finish and how to apply a finish. At the end of the three days, you will know from beginning to end, how to repair and passively restore any tongue and grooved strip floor. All skill levels are encouraged to enroll. This is a hands-on workshop so you will be getting dirty. You will need to bring eye protection and knee pads.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Total cost is $70, which includes the three-day hands-on workshop with coffee & snacks as well as beverages and lunch.

This workshop is funded in part by the National Park Service and the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office.
I WANT TO REGISTER!!!

Congratulations to Kendall Whittier Main Street!

Posted by Amanda DeCort on May 7, 2015    |  Link to this Entry  |  Email this Entry

On May 5, the Oklahoma Main Street Awards Banquet was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Tulsa’s very own Kendall Whittier Main Street took away two special awards by the end of the night.

The theme for the evening was "Main Street Fiesta" in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Kendall Whittier’s Pancho Anaya Bakery took home Best New Business. The Eat Eight promotion won Best Retail Event. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work!



Article: Oklahoma’s Main Street towns come together

Take me to Kendall Whittier!

Mod in May Tour!

Posted by Amanda DeCort on May 5, 2015    |  Link to this Entry  |  Email this Entry

Have you ever wonder about the great modern buildings in downtown Tulsa? Get ready! Tulsa Foundation for Architecture is doing a Mod in May tour this Saturday! The tour begins in Topeca Coffee shop in the beautiful Mayo Hotel at 10:00am. Grab your coffee and walking shoes and get ready to learn about Modern Tulsa!

For more information: take me there!

This Place Matters!

Posted by Amanda DeCort on May 4, 2015    |  Link to this Entry  |  Email this Entry

Happy Preservation Month! The National Trust for Historic Preservation is relaunching their campaign called This Place Matters. Originally launched in 2008 asking people all over the country to tell them about places—no matter how big or small—that matter to them. Share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, using #ThisPlaceMatters

Post pictures of your smiling self and your sign on the Tulsa Preservation Commission page with #ThisPlaceMatters:
Take me there!

To print your sign: RIGHT HERE!

Visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Click Here!

New Programs!!! tax credits, research, and more!

Posted by Amanda DeCort on April 28, 2015    |  Link to this Entry  |  Email this Entry

As a Certified Local Government, the City of Tulsa is eligible for funding to be used on preservation surveys, nominations, planning, and educational purposes. For the 2015-2016 fiscal year the City of Tulsa has been allocated $15,000 requiring a $10,000 match.

At the end of March, the Outreach Subcommittee of the Tulsa Preservation Commission developed a list of items to be completed in the next fiscal year. From that list, the following has been identified to be submitted for funding to the State Historic Preservation Office:

1. Develop and implement a four part lecture series: sustainability, tax credits, design guidelines, and researching your historic building. Potentially 2 nationally recognized leaders in the identified topics will be contracted to speak. Events will be free and open to the public. A brochure will be created and made available online for each topic.

2. COA permit process presentation for HP Neighborhoods. A brochure will be created and made available online and in the permit center.

3. Tulsa Historic Preservation Roadshow - "Historic Preservation - What It Is and Is Not" basic presentation to present at rotaries, home builders association, etc.

4. Print and mail HP Zoning flyers for all property owners in HP neighborhoods with upcoming trainings and reminder that they are located within an HP neighborhood.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the application for funding please let staff know by emailing Jennifer Gates at jgates@cityoftulsa.org. The CLG application will be presented to the Tulsa Preservation Commission April 28th at 4:30.