Culpeper Renaissance Inc. hosts free seminar for historic property owners

culpeper buildingCulpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) and Culpeper Architectural Review Board (ARB) hosted a free seminar entitled Tips to Maintain Your Old Building on June 25.

The goal of the seminar is to provide owners of historic homes and buildings with a basic knowledge of issues related to restoring and preserving their investment.  Culpeper Renaissance Inc. maintains its strong commitment to providing tools and knowledge to businesses and property owners to enable them to prosper and contribute to Culpeper’s economic vitality.” — Chris Martin, Chair of the Culpeper Renaissance Inc. Economic Restructuring Committee

Kathleen Frazier, principal of Frazier Associates, presented Maintenance of Downtown Buildings.  Frazier has extensive experience in historic preservation and is familiar with historic tax credit funding mechanisms. She currently oversees the design services for the Virginia Main Street Program, and she is an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center.

Christopher Hamilton presented Understanding Old Brick and Mortar, with a brick care demonstration.  Hamilton is a class-A contractor specializing in older buildings. He also is a committee member of the CRI economic restructuring committee, member of the State Theatre board of directors and chair of the ARB.

Michael Lysczek presented Understanding the Role of the Architectural Review Board in Maintenance, Preservation and revitalization. Lysczek is the owner of Michael Lysczek Architect and board member of the town of Culpeper architectural review board.

Kelsey Carlson, president of Culpeper Renaissance Inc., discussed services that are offered to downtown property owners through Culpeper Renaissance Inc.