BPA Workshop :: Preservation of Religious Properties

BPA Workshop :: Preservation of Religious Properties

Saturday November 13, 2010 from 9-3:30 pm
Cost: $10, Register here

Many religious buildings dating from the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries are defining landmarks in their communities. They are beloved by their congregations, often have great historical and artistic significance, and provide facilities for an enormous amount of community service. Nevertheless, the upkeep of these buildings can be challenging.

The Boston Preservation Alliance is planning a one-day workshop to provide practical, useful advice on preserving and maintaining religious buildings, to be held on Saturday November 13, 2010. The conference will be co-sponsored by the Emmanuel Gospel Center, Historic Boston, Inc. (HBI), The Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA), and the Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England (COPAHNI).

The workshop will:

1. Provide tools and information for building assessment, maintenance and energy efficiency.
2. Describe a process for moving forward when a building has problems
3. Provide resources for on-going assistance
4. Promote peer-to-peer networking, assistance and & support

The workshop will take place at Roxbury Presbyterian Church on Warren Street, where a major restoration has recently been completed. Tours of the facility will be part of the event. The panelists and speakers will be experienced professionals who can provide practical information and answer questions. Extensive handouts will be provided, and participants will be given "An Owner's Manual to Your Church Building."

The cost of the workshop will be $10 and will include morning refreshments, lunch, and materials.  You may register securely with your credit card via PayPal.