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Historic Windows 101 Seminar Set for May 7

Registration is now open for a Historic Windows 101 class sponsored by the Norman Historic District. The class will provide instructions on the basics of historic windows, window repair and weatherization, and preservation of historic windows. The event is Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizens Center located at 329 S. Peters.

The class is free but registration is required as seating is limited. For more information or to register, contact Anais Starr, at (405) 366-5392.
“Repairing historic windows benefits both the property owner and the neighborhood by preserving the historic character,” said Anais Staff, historic preservation officer at the City of Norman. “Proper repair and preservation also increases the property value of the home.”

The seminar is for anyone interesting in preserving windows in historic homes within or out of a designated historic neighborhood. Speakers include Tom Fredgren of Fredgren Quality Works, and Anais Starr. Fredgren is a longtime Norman historic preservation and remodeling contractor with over 25 years of historic structure repair experience including historic window preservation.

Demonstrations using historic windows include anatomy of historic windows, historic window glazing, sash rope repair, and weather stripping for historic windows. Resource sheets regarding window repair and energy efficiency will be provided.
City of Norman staff will be present to provide a brief review of guidelines regarding historic windows in Norman’s two designated historic districts – Chautauqua and Miller Historic Districts.

The event is made possible by a grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office’s Certified Local Government (CLG) program.

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