Join us at the 2014 Historic Preservation Fair

Whether you own a historic property, live in a historic neighborhood or are simply a fan of Houston's historic architecture, you'll find fascinating information and discussion at the City of Houston Planning & Development Department's 2014 Historic Preservation Fair this Saturday, June 7, at the Houston Permitting Center.

The free half-day fair will bring residents and preservation professionals together to discuss aspects of preservation including researching historic properties, taking advantage of city tax exemptions for historic sites and best practices for energy efficiency in historic buildings.

Preservation Houston will sponsor a series of programs throughout the day featuring members of our staff. Courtney Tardy will speak on the city landmark designation process, Stephanie Ann Jones will lead a conversation with preservation leaders on current preservation topics in Houston, and David Bush and Jim Parsons will explore the region's Art Deco architecture.

In addition, city staff will offer tours of the Houston Permitting Center, a repurposed 1924 warehouse building (and a 2012 Preservation Houston Good Brick Award winner).

A full fair schedule is available here. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Avenue, and the fair will wrap up at 1 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit the Preservation Fair's website or call (713) 837-7963.