“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs It’s National Community Planning Month! Join the City of Tulsa Planning Department and Tulsa Foundation for Architecture as we discover downtown through the eyes of Jane Jacobs, an urban activist from the 1960s who took a […]
The Public Hearings for the comprehensive Zoning Code update are starting on Monday, September 28, 2015. The Tulsa Preservation Commission (TPC) provided comments and suggested edits in April and August 2015. While overall, the Commission found the revisions to and retention of the previous code language positive and sufficient, there are areas for which modifications […]
Do you know what’s underneath your non-original siding? You may be amazed at what you find! Covering houses with asbestos siding became popular in the early 20th century as a means to imitate costly materials such as brick, stone, slate and wood. Asbestos appealed to homeowners since it came in various colors and textures, which took […]
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So many summer projects are underway! Do not forget to contact the Tulsa Preservation Staff for all new exterior and landscape projects that can be seen from the public right of way. Preservation Staff are happy to work with property owners about upcoming projects and provide assistance regarding applications and upcoming meetings.
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.
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.
“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,” Mrs. Bush said. “This community designation program, combined with the Preserve America Grant Program, Preserve America Presidential Awards, and other federal support, provides strong incentives for continued preservation of our cultural and natural heritage resources. I commend you for your commitment to preserving an important part of our nation’s historic past for visitors, neighbors, and, most importantly, for children.”