The Upland Heritage will, once again, be offering the immensely popular “Restoration Workshop”. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be hosted by Duke and Gina Romo at their historic home located at 840 North Euclid Avenue, Upland, CA, just a bit south of the Madonna of the Trails.
The Romo family purchased the 2,400 square foot 1928 English Tudor Rival home in February of last year and are excited to be able to host this year’s Workshop. Attendees of the Workshop will get a guided tour of the home and get to see, first hand, what restoration has been done, what is currently in process and what’s on the to do list.
The workshop will offer owners of historic homes, and even newer homes, information and advice. There will be several speakers, as well as, demonstrations on the proper maintenance and restoration of historic homes.
Craftsmen specifically geared to working on historic homes will be talking about topics such as: Paint by Behr representative Dave Oberlin, floor refinishing, period light switch installation, knob and tube electrical wiring, brick masonry repair and maintenance, roofing replacement and repair, architectural salvage and window repair (NOT REPLACEMENT) and much, much more. There will also be people to help answer questions regarding the Mills Act and the various grants available.
Did you know that if your home was built prior to 1965 it is considered a historic home? Upland has over 900 historic homes, and nine registered historic districts. Sharing the knowledge of restoration and new restoration techniques is so important to the preservation of our community. We hope each and every historic, and non-historic, homeowner will come and spend the day with us learning how to restore, maintain and preserve one of their biggest investments, their homes.
As for the host home, the brick dwelling with the distinctive Tudor style pitched roofline is a dream home for Duke and Gina. According to Duke, “Every time we drive by our home, it just amazes my wife and I how fortunate we are that we actually get to live here”. The house and the many families that have lived here over the years have each added to and been a part of the enrichment of Upland and the community.
Duke and Gina are board members of the Upland Heritage, a nonprofit organization focusing on the preservation of Upland. Duke is also the Grant Chair for Upland Heritage, and is excited to showcase the grant program as part of the Workshop. Complimentary coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning. We will also have lunch available for the nominal fee of $5.00.
For more information please visit us at uplandheritage.org. Or to make reservations please contact Duke at 714-501-3560.