Preservation Dallas Hosts Historic House Specialist Seminar March 2-3

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Calling all historic architecture lovers! Preservation Dallas is hosting the Historic House Specialist Seminar March 2-3 at the Wilson Carriage House. The seminar is open to everyone. So whether you’re in the real estate, construction or development industries or just a history hobbyist, this event is for you.

From Preservation Dallas:

Become an authority of historic Dallas neighborhoods! This popular two-day seminar includes lectures from local experts on architectural history and styles of Dallas, the preservation ordinance, property tax incentives, how to research the history of a building, and more! It also includes a bus tour of historic neighborhoods in Dallas. Participants receive a signed copy of Virginia McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses and a complimentary one year membership to Preservation Dallas. Don’t delay! Enrollment is limited to 25 people. The past sessions have sold out with a wait list.

Learn from Local Experts

The Historic House Seminar is a unique opportunity to learn about the city’s historic real estate from architects, historians, authors and other local experts. Presenters at the two-day workshop include Diane Sherman, Senior Broker Associate at David Griffin & Company Realtors. A resident of historic Winnetka Heights for over three decades, Sherman serves as a City of Dallas Landmark Commissioner. Willis C. Winters, FAIA, Director for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department will also present. Winters, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the author of six books, was nominated as the 2013 he was nominated for ‘Texan of the Year’ by The Dallas Morning News. Marcel Quimby, FAIA and Nancy McCoy, FAIA, princpals of Quimby McCoy, will also lead discussions. Both are award-winning architects and distinguished leaders in the preservation community.

How to Register

Register online with MetroTex Association of Realtors or at 214-540-2751. The workshop is $230 and includes lunch on both days. Realtors will receive 8 hours MCE credit.

Graduates from the seminar are eligible to attend the Advanced Historic House Specialist Seminar on April 20.


Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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