You likely already know that Beloit Heritage Days is this weekend. It’s a very popular and well attended community event. Many local organizations participate and it’s a great time.
- Visit Beloit hosts a copy of the “Passport” that you can print out and take with you.
- The Beloit Daily News Page has a run down of the events and descriptions.
I wanted to let folks know about a late addition to the weekend’s line up
- Who: Fred Harmon, historic home owner from Janesville
- What: How-to on the renovation/restoration of historic, double-hung wood windows and dealing with lead paint.
- When: Sunday, Sept. 11. 2:00 p.m.
- (conveniently sandwiched between the two other presentations. 1:00 by Ron Peterson and the 3:00 by Jenn Davel)
- Where: The historic Lathrop-Munn cobblestone house at 524 Bluff St.
- Why: Well, because there’s a lot of misinformation out there on what’s possible and cost effective.
A home owner like ourselves Fred shares many of the same concerns around safety, efficiency and return on investment most of us do. He has restored the windows on his current 1895 Victorian home in Janesville and prior to that when he lived in Ohio he’d done the same with his 1873 home there. He’s also served on the Janesville Landmarks Commission for six years.
So, I’d invite you to come out to hear all three presentations Sunday at the Lathrup-Munn cobble stone house.
- Ron Peterson (1:00) is a limestone mason who has a passion for and worked exclusively on pre-civil war, Greek Revival homes since 1984. He’s been working on his current project, the historically significant, limestone, Talcott House on N. Blackhawk Blvd. in Rockton IL for the last three years. Ron has a unique knowledge and understanding about these historic homes, their significance, history, care and restoration. He’s a passionate and fascinating speaker.
- Jenn Davel (3:00) the Senior Preservation Architect at the Wisconsin Historical Society. She’ll be presenting the how-to on taking advantage of the WI Historic Preservation tax credit program. She’ll be presenting before/after examples of the range of projects undertaken by other home owners across the state to illustrate what is possible and available to you.
Finally, while there are many fine events I can’t help but put in a plug for Marge’s tour of the College Park Historic District on Sat. 1:00.
Hope to see you out.