The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its inaugural Home Owners Workshop (HOW) at Atlanta’s Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW, on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Potential homebuyers and current homeowners looking to improve their property are invited to come learn about all aspects of homeownership at this informative event. A kickoff reception will be held at Rhodes Hall the evening of Friday, May 3. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit or call (404) 885-7812.
Vendor displays featuring topics like interior and exterior improvements and gardening will be set up around Rhodes Hall. Inside this 1904 mansion, seminars, lectures and demonstrations will be offered on the half-hour, allowing attendees to participate in numerous sessions including “Researching your home’s history” by Elaine DeNiro of the Roswell Historical Society and the City of Roswell Research Library and Archives, “Tax incentives for historic property rehabilitations” by the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, “Caring for your historic floors” by Michael Purser of Rosebud Flooring, “Achieving Sustainable Goals with a Historic Home” by Randy Pimsler of Pimsler and Hoss Architects, “Historic Home Buying 101” by Altimese Dees of Real Estate Gallery of Georgia, “Location-efficient Living along the BeltLine” by Burke Sisco of Park Mason Brokers and “Good landscaping practices” by Habersham Gardens.
Immediately following the workshop, guests can take part in a bicycle tour of historic Atlanta neighborhoods to see recently restored houses as well as homes currently on the market.
All proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust.