Home > News

Learn about window repair and appropriate replacement windows on historical properties at upcoming workshops

Posted May 1, 2019

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
the front of a historic home
Early or original windows are often a key character-defining feature of a property.

The city, in partnership with Hull Historical, is offering a window repair workshop for homeowners in historic districts. These workshops detail the importance of retaining sound early or original windows in designated historic properties.

Workshops are scheduled for:

  • 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11.
  • 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14.
  • 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25.
  • 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28.
    Workshops will be held at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave. Registration is not required.

Historic districts in Fort Worth are significant for their distinctive overall character and association with important people or events that represent the cultural, economic, social, ethnic or historical heritage of the city.

Each historic district has a set of guidelines that ensure that the historic character of the district is maintained. Among other architectural elements, the guidelines include specific rules about windows. Retaining sound early or original windows is important because they’re often a key character-defining feature of a property. Plus, historic windows are often made with much higher-quality material than what is available today.

Well-maintained historic windows actually can last much longer than newer replacement windows and are often easier to repair.

To learn more about the workshops, contact the Planning and Development Department’s Preservation and Design Section at 817-392-8000.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Central Station, Downtown Fort Worth, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Diamond Hill Community Center Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Meet and Confer Negotiations Between the City of Fort Worth ("City") and the Fort Worth Police Association ("POA"): 9 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019; Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Camilia Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Ad Hoc Municipal Court Advisory Committee: 11 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Managers Conference Room 380, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County Joint WDB/WGB Meeting: 9 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019; Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet Street.
View the agenda »

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority DBA MedStar Mobile Healthcare Board of Directors Meeting: 10 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Dr.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Aug. 28, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

West Risinger Road Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019; Crowley Middle School Cafeteria, 3800 West Risinger Road.

Watercress Low Pressure Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019; Lake Worth Multipurpose Center, 7005 Charbonneau Road, Lake Worth.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.