PIKES PEAK PRESERVATION FORUM – PROGRAM OF THE DAY

Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church – National Register of Historic Places
May 3, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Registration Check In, Name tags, Tote Bag sales, Restrooms only on 1st floor
• Coffee/Tea, light breakfast snacks, Networking: Taft Hall, 1st floor
• Book sales: Choir Processional Hall, 1st floor. Please proceed to Nave by 8:55 a.m.

9:00 – 10:00: Welcome and Morning Plenary. Nave, 1st Floor.
• Greetings: Roxanne Eflin, Board President, Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs
• Welcome remarks: Rev. Jeremiah Williamson, Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church
• Welcome remarks: Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers
• Update on HistoricCOS preservation master plan: Daniel Sexton, Senior Planner, City of Colorado Springs
• Plenary Speaker: Annie Levinksy, Executive Director, Historic Denver, Inc. “Why Preservation STILL Matters”
• Review of the day’s activities

10:15-11:30: TRACK A – Concurrent sessions. 2nd floor rooms accessible via elevator or stairs.

Education Session #1: Parish Hall, 1st floor
Heritage Tourism in the Pikes Peak Region: How Authenticity is Reviving our Regional Tourism Experience. Eric Metzger, Director, McAllister House Museum and Sarah Rogers, Curator, Penrose Heritage Museum. Facilitator: Pat Doyle, Old North End Neighborhood.

Education Session #2, CLG Training: Room 215 – Zimmerman Room, 2nd Floor, south
Certified Local Governments & Survey: Surveys provide a foundation of information that supports a wide array of local preservation efforts. This session provides an introduction to the built environment survey and the role that survey plays in the work of CLGs. Presenter: Amy Unger, National and State Register Historian, History Colorado. Facilitated by Justin Hutchcraft, Chair, Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board, HPA Board member.

Workshop Session #1: Room 211, 2nd Floor. Hands on, up close learning.
Historic Wood Window Preservation and Repair –Presented by Master Woodworker, Tim Boddington

Tour #1: Meet near the altar steps in the Nave, 1st Floor. Focus: interior.
This fascinating walking tour reveals the architectural, cultural, artistic and sacred history of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, with a special focus on the interior. Conducted by the Docents.

11:30-11:45: Break – BOOK STORE OPEN. (Reminder: parking meters! 1st floor restrooms only.)

11:45-1:00: LUNCH! A selection of sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit, energy bars, cookies and beverages are available in Taft Hall. Feel free to nosh outside in the memorial garden or in the Parish Hall, 1st floor and Parish Hall Mezzanine, 2nd floor. Meet at 12:20 outside in the garden area for a group photo. The Luncheon Presentation will begin at 12:30 in the Parish Hall. The Bookstore will remain open through lunch. Meet someone new and share a success or “AH HA” moment!!

12:30-1:00: Luncheon Presentation, Parish Hall., 1st Floor.
Hear about the SHF-funded Harlan Wolfe Homestead collaborative project of the HPA followed by open floor sharing!

1:00-1:15: Break before the afternoon sessions begin. (Reminder: parking meters! 1st floor restrooms only.)

1:15-2:30: TRACK B
Education Session #3: Nave, 1st Floor.
Building Condition Assessments and Conservation Planning. This unique two-part workshop begins with an overview and handouts to help guide your historic building condition assessment process and concludes with a fascinating synopsis of the building conservation plan completed for Saint John’s Abbey Church, funded by the Getty Foundation. Facilitated by Tim Boddington. Presenter: Architect Gregory Friesen of CSNA architects.

Education Session #4: CLG Training: Room 215 – Zimmerman Room, 2nd Floor, south
This Old Home: Researching the History of Houses and Other Buildings in Colorado
Interested in learning the history of your house? Whether it’s a mansion or a modest dwelling, History Colorado’s collections hold clues about buildings—and those associated with them. Learn how to successfully research your property. Presenter: Erika Schmelzer, Cultural Resource Information/GIS Specialist (Architecture), History Colorado

Tour #2: Meet at the rear of Nave, 1st Floor, west side. Focus: interior, exterior and McWilliams House.
The discovery continues of this stunning National Register church, conducted by the Docents. This tour takes in the exterior, grounds and adjacent McWilliams Parish House. Repeated in Track C.

2:30-2:45: Break – (Reminder: parking meters! 1st floor restrooms only.)

2:45-4:00: TRACK C
Education Session #5: Room 211, 2nd Floor.
Neighborhoods – The Heart and Art of Preserving Character and Vitality. Panel discussion of the successes and challenges in older and historic neighborhoods. Facilitated by Judith Rice Jones, Bonney Park. Panelists: Pat Doyle, Old North End Neighborhood; Chris Orsborn, President, Patty Jewett Neighborhood Association; David Brackett, President, Old Colorado City Foundation.

Education Session #6: CLG Training: Room 215 – Zimmerman Room, 2nd Floor, south
Understanding Historic Tax Credits and The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
The State of Colorado offers tax credits to both homeowners and businesses to help offset the costs of rehabilitating or renovating a historic property. Find out how you can take advantage of these credits and how they have helped to revitalize neighborhoods and Main Streets around Colorado. Presenter: Joseph Saldibar, Architectural Services Manager, History Colorado

Workshop Session #2: Parish Hall, 1st Floor. A special Open House with the Preservation Trades!
My Old House! A special preservation trades open house with one-on-one opportunity to bring your project and ask questions of the experts in historic building preservation and rehabilitation. Meet the experts and brainstorm solutions to your challenges. Continues through 4:30 – see below.

Tour #3: Meet at the altar steps, front of Nave, 1st Floor. Focus: interior, exterior and McWilliams House. The discovery continues of this stunning National Register church, conducted by the Docents. This tour takes in the exterior, grounds and adjacent McWilliams Parish House.

4:00-4:30: My Old House Trades Open House continues. Reconvene after a day of learning and ask the experts! We’ll cut the HPA Anniversary Cake to celebrate National Preservation Month, our presenters and docents!

KEEP THE VIBE ALIVE! TWO OPTIONAL CONCLUDING EVENTS:
4:30-5:30: Guided stroll of the immediate historic Near North End neighborhood with Historian Tim Scanlon.
4:30-5:30: Networking with snacks and cash bar across the street at Panino’s!