We're proud to present this Lecture by Kevin Palo in our "The Art and Craft of Working with Wood Lecture Series" on Thursday February 19th at 6:30pm.
is an important subject for Port Townsend and Fort Worden. There is a
proposal from the Planning Department that many of the older buildings
(even such your ones as a '50's rambler) could be subject to a historic
preservation review. That is the stick.
The carrot is that you
can get a property tax break on building improvements that are
historically sensitive and retain original features. We hope to have
members of the Historic Preservation Commision at the lecture
We're not planning to get embroiled in what will be a vigorous discussion around town.
a good historic preservation job on an old home or building can be
daunting. But when an old home is viewed through the eyes of a
preservationist you begin to see that some of the problems are easily
solved when you understand the construction methods used to build the
house. Similarly the historic value of a house can be preserved by not
indulging in wholesale demolition and replacement with modern windows
or doors. Old windows with storm windows can have a similar, if not
better, insulating value than modern replacement windows.
Kevin has joined our faculty to lead the Historic Preservation Program.
Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in restoring Old Buildings.
This lecture is a teaser for our Introduction to Historic Preservation
course in March.
Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Building 315, Fort Worden State Park,
Port Townsend, WA 98368