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Restoration workshops move to Oak Cliff

The Dallas Morning News - Friday, May 12, 2000
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League and Elliott's Hardware are presenting a new series of five Home Restoration Workshops beginning Saturday. This is a sequel to last year's series in East Dallas.

The league consists of 23 North Oak Cliff neighborhood organizations and about 250 members, all interested in preserving and restoring houses in historic neighborhoods, says Gary Burns, workshop series chairman.

Oak Cliff is enjoying a rebirth of community as neighbors work together to restore historic houses and buildings in what used to be a city separate from Dallas, Mr. Burns says. And as neighbors help each other, neighborhoods are developing cooperative efforts that affect all aspects of community life.

With so many people interested in home restoration, the series will touch on a range of topics. The first workshop, "Home Restoration: Looking at the Whole Picture," will be an overview of the subject. It will feature a slide presentation that takes participants through the process of restoration. It will cover "how it's done, where to start, how to get things going, and how the process works," Mr. Burns says.

The workshop will be led by Chas Fitzgerald, an architect who has extensive experience in home restoration. Mr. Fitzgerald is a resident of Oak Cliff and has renovated historic houses in the area.

Future topics include restoring wood windows, keeping out water, moving historic houses, landscaping and kitchen renovation.

"Home Restoration: Looking at the Whole Picture" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hitt Auditorium in the service building of Methodist Medical Center, 1441 N. Beckley Ave.

Admission is $2 at the door. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 972-606-3693. q

- Sigrid Mureen

EVENTS & OFFERS

The Dallas Morning News - Friday, June 23, 2000
 
HOME IMPROVEMENT

* Home restoration workshop series: Tom Clark of Leeds Clark discusses why "Repairing Historic Wood Windows is the Best Option." Series presented by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League . Sponsored by Elliott's Hardware and Elliott's Hardware Plus. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Hitt Auditorium, Methodist Medical Center's Services Building, 1441 N. Beckley Ave. (Use entrance at Colorado Boulevard and Bishop Avenue.) $2; refreshments provided. 972-606-3693.
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The Dallas Morning News - Friday, July 21, 2000
 
* Home restoration workshop series: "Water is the Enemy - Keeping it out" by Craig Haney of IntroSpec. Series presented by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League . Sponsored by Elliott's Hardware and Elliott's Hardware Plus. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Methodist Medical Center, Hitt Auditorium, Services Building, 1441 N. Beckley Ave. (use entrance at Colorado Boulevard and Bishop Avenue.) $2; refreshments provided. 972-606-3693.
 

CALENDAR

The Dallas Morning News - Friday, August 25, 2000
 
Home restoration workshop series: Nancy McCoy of ArchiTexas discusses "Moving Historic Houses," and Patrick Boyd, landscape architect, talks about landscaping. Series presented by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League . Sponsored by Elliott's Hardware and Elliott's Hardware Plus. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Hitt Auditorium, Methodist Medical Center's Services Building, 1441 N. Beckley Ave. (Use entrance at Colorado Boulevard and Bishop Avenue.) $2; refreshments provided. 972-606-3693.
 

CALENDAR

The Dallas Morning News - Friday, September 22, 2000
 
HOME IMPROVEMENT

Home restoration workshop series: Bill Gilmore of Cabinet Masters discusses "Making the Most of Your Kitchen Renovation." Final seminar of series presented by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League . 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Hitt Auditorium, Methodist Medical Center's Services Building, 1441 N. Beckley Ave. (Use entrance at Colorado Boulevard and Bishop Avenue.) $2; refreshments provided. 972-606-3693.