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Learn about window repair and appropriate replacement windows on historical properties at upcoming workshops

Posted May 1, 2019

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the front of a historic home
Early or original windows are often a key character-defining feature of a property.

The city, in partnership with Hull Historical, is offering a window repair workshop for homeowners in historic districts. These workshops detail the importance of retaining sound early or original windows in designated historic properties.

Workshops are scheduled for:

  • 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11.
  • 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14.
  • 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25.
  • 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28.
    Workshops will be held at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave. Registration is not required.

Historic districts in Fort Worth are significant for their distinctive overall character and association with important people or events that represent the cultural, economic, social, ethnic or historical heritage of the city.

Each historic district has a set of guidelines that ensure that the historic character of the district is maintained. Among other architectural elements, the guidelines include specific rules about windows. Retaining sound early or original windows is important because they’re often a key character-defining feature of a property. Plus, historic windows are often made with much higher-quality material than what is available today.

Well-maintained historic windows actually can last much longer than newer replacement windows and are often easier to repair.

To learn more about the workshops, contact the Planning and Development Department’s Preservation and Design Section at 817-392-8000.

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