Over the years, Dubuque has established a fantastic historic preservation program that includes numerous events and workshops for the preservation minded. This May, they are offering three programs that vary from a 40 minute lecture to a 2 day hands-on workshop covering energy efficiency, various restoration aspects, including window restoration and more. Take a look below to learn more about these fantastic upcoming events from Dubuque, Iowa.
"The National Register of Historic Places is a prestigious national designation for a house, building, site or object. Many Sioux City properties are listed and a complete listing may be found on the Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission website: siouxcityhp.org. The most recognized landmarks on the list are the Woodbury County Courthouse and the Sergeant Floyd Monument, which was one of eight landmarks placed on the register October 15, 1966." (Siouxland Magazine, Winter 2013)
About the Picture: "This June 30, 1960 picture commemorates naming the Sergeant Floyd Monument as a national monument. The monument is the first designated National Historic Landmark in the United States."
"Commonly referred to the as the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC), the HTC is designed to not only preserve and rehabilitate historic buildings, but to also promote the economic revitalization of older communities in the nation’s cities and towns, along Main Streets, and in rural areas. Targeted to income-producing buildings, the HTC program is the largest and most effective Federal program specifically supporting historic preservation. Since the program’s inception in 1976, the National Park Services has certified the rehabilitation of more than 38,700 historic buildings throughout the United States," (NPS, 2014).
"The national Window Preservation Standards book catalogs specific methods for the assessment, maintenance, repair, preservation and weatherization of older and historic wooden windows. Many detailed methods, procedures and materials are included, as well as basic strategies for saving older and historic windows. The Standards were developed and written by more than 100 window specialists who collaborated from all across the United States and Canada. 107 pages with 49 illustrations, color cover, black & white interior, 8.5″ x 11″," (WSPC, 2014).
"A Toxic Comedy Look at Vinyl, The World's Second Largest Selling Plastic. With humor, hope and a piece of vinyl siding firmly in hand, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold travel from Helfand's hometown to America's vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Her parents' decision to 're-side' their house with this semingly benign cure-all for many suburban homes turns into a toxic odyssey with twists and turns that most ordinary homeowners would never dare to take. The result is a humorous but sobering and uniquely personal exploration of the relationship between consumers and industry in the feature-length documentary BLUE VINYL, which won the cinematography award in the documentary competition at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and will broadcast on HBO Sunday May 5th," (BlueVinyl, 2014).