SPA will be hosting this year’s Old House Workshop Series: Small Houses, Big Changes! on three consecutive Tuesdays in February: the 9th, 16th and 23rd. The location for the workshops is the multipurpose room at Hutton Elementary School.
February 9: Workshop I - Dr. Mark Anderson, Associate Superintendent of Spokane Public Schools, and Greg Forsyth, Director, Capital Projects and Planning, will introduce the series and give a brief history of Hutton Elementary. At 5:30pm, prior to the start of the workshop, they will lead a tour of the school. Next will be Spokane City/County Historic Preservation Officer, Megan Duvall, introducing the series with an overview of the Small House topic. The workshop's showcase presentation will be Architects Ron Wells, Ron Wendle, and Daniel Lazarek of Wells and Company. They will discuss with photos and stories, two projects in Vinegar Flats: an early roadside motel they transformed into small apartments and a small house design rehab. Q & A will wrap up the evening!
February 16: Workshop II - Homeowners Marsha Rooney and Barney Fix will present the rehabilitation of two small houses in Oaksdale. Linda Yeomans, Preservation Consultant, and Brian Westmoreland, of Authentic Restoration Services Inc will join homeowner Darcy Gravelle to present the rehab of the 1891 Franz Pietsch House in Peaceful Valley . Q & A will close the night!
February 23: Workshop III - Marcia Smith will present a remodel of a post-war (ca. 1940) small house. Homeowner Shaun Skidmore with Sheri Peters, MSHP, LEED AP, of Salvaged Designs will showcase a kitchen rehabilitation of a 1933 Tudor Revival style small house. Homeowners Janet Hobbs and Kevin Conway will share their rehab and experiences with the Craftsman style Parent House (1916). Q & A to follow presentations. What’s in store for future OHW will wrap-up the series!
Tickets: $20 per workshop. Tickets will be sold each night at the door (cash or check only) and online here - click link above!