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Old
House
Fair

Philadelphia

Bringing together those who are restoring old houses and those who can help them survive the experience!




EXHIBITS, CLINICS, DEMONSTRATIONS & TALKS

Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 1997
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

at the 103rd Engineers Armory
33rd Street at Market Street
Philadelphia

Admission: $6.00
Seniors/Student: $3.00
includes a resource guide

For information call: 215.546.1146

Sponsored By:
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, Germantown
Cliveden of the National Trust, Inc., Germantown

$1.00 off the price of Admission with this Ad
Paid Parking Available at 34th & Market

About the Fair:

OLD HOUSE CLINIC

Saturday

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Masonry
  • Roofing
  • Structure

    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • "Taking the Plunge"
  • Research
  • Services/Utilities

    3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Paint/Wallpaper
  • Design
  • Plaster

    Sunday

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Paint/Wallpaper
  • Design
  • Plaster

    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Masonry
  • Roofing
  • Structure

    3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • "Taking the Plunge"
  • Research
  • Services/Utilities

    DEMONSTRATIONS

    Saturday

    11:30 a.m.
    Repairing and Restoring Window Sash Weight
    12:30 p.m.
    How to Weatherize a Window
    1:30 p.m.
    Repartee on Furniture Restoration
    2:30 p.m.
    How to Weatherize a Window
    3:30 p.m.
    Replacing Glass and Glazing

    Sunday

    11:30 a.m.
    Repartee on Furniture Restoration
    12:30 p.m.
    Woodgraining Your Interior
    1:30 p.m.
    Marbleizing Interior Surfaces
    2:30 p.m.
    Repairing and Restoring Window Sash Weight
    3:30 p.m.
    Doors: An Open and Shut Case?

    LECTURES

    Saturday

    11 a.m.
    Period Garden Design
    12 p.m.
    Wallpaper from 1546
    1 p.m.
    How and When to Hire a Contractor
    2 p.m.
    Hazards in the Old House: Lead, Radon, Asbestos, Oil Tanks
    3 p.m.
    Care of Family Papers and Photographs
    4 p.m.
    Conserving Historic Wallpapers

    Sunday

    11 a.m.
    What Style Is It?: Philadelphia and Suburban
    Residential Architectural Styles
    12 p.m.
    How to Hire an Architect
    1 p.m.
    Surface Preparation Prior to Painting
    2 p.m.
    To be announced.
    3 p.m.
    To be announced.


    WHYY HOMETIME

    SCREENING ROOM

    Saturday

    10:30 to 12:30
    House with Character. Working with architects, framing, roofing, windows, landscaping and mechanical systems.
    12:30 to 2:00
    Building an Addition. Program covers the planning and demolition, details of wall framing, and installing windows and doors.
    2:00 to 4:00
    House Remodeling. How to turn a 1950s "Saltbox" house into a "Prairie Style" house.
    4:00 to 5:45
    Building an Addition. Review drywall installation, flooring, countertops and plumbing fixtures.

    Sunday

    10:30 to 12:30
    House Remodeling. Lessons on demolition, framing, plumbing and electrical work.
    12:30 to 2:00
    Building an Addition. See how to build an addition to a typical starter house on a limited budget.
    2:00 to 3:30
    House Remodeling. Learn more about millwork, ceramic tile, stucco, cabinets, closets and windows.
    3:30 to 5:30
    House with Character. Learn about different choices for finish carpentry, countertops, wood floors, tiling, and lighting controls.