UPDATED Tuesday January 20, 2009

The City of Napa presents a series of free educational workshops to assist homeowners and contractors with the preservation and maintenance of historic homes. The workshops will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street. The first workshop took place on January 17, and the second will occur on February 7, 2009 from 9 am to noon. The goal of the workshops is to share information with the public on how to:

  • Preserve the character of historic houses
  • Increase property value
  • Incorporate modern features into older designs

Workshop topics include:

  • Seismic upgrade & foundation repair
  • Chimney repair
  • Wooden window preservation and maintenance
  • Energy Issues in historic homes
  • Paint Issues in historic homes
  • Locating materials for restoration projects/Green Techniques
  • Historic Landscaping
  • Using the Historic Building Code to your advantage

Speakers include:

  • City of Napa Councilmember & Napa County Landmarks President Juliana Inman
  • Cultural Heritage Commission Chair Sarah Van Giesen
  • Engineering & Building Industry Representatives
  • Green Experts

These workshops are being offered by the city free to the public. See the complete schedule and agenda for the meetings here. While not necessary to reserve a seat at one or both workshops, the Planning Division would appreciate kowing how many persons plan to attend. Please contact the Planning Division at 707-257-9530 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate that you will attend.