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    The New Old House Improvement Fair

    April 18, 2015
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
    96 Jewett Parkway
    Buffalo, NY 14214

    Are you a homeowner of a historic home who has ever gone to a local “big box” hardware store or a local home improvement fair and thought “none of these products and services quite fit what I need in my house”?

    If so, then the Parkside Community Association’s “The New Old House Improvement Fair” is designed for you!  Completely free and open to the public, both the vendor fair and seminar portions of the event are geared towards the hard-to-find products and services needed by the historic homeowner.

    The fair, proudly sponsored by Solar by CIR, will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 96 Jewett Parkway.

    The seminar schedule is as follows:

    Time Seminar Topic Seminar Presenter
    10:15 am – 11:00 am Brick & Masonry Repair Kurt Felgemacher
     11:15 am – 12:00 pm  Art Glass Refurbishment  Jeanne Kratt
     12:15 pm – 1:00 pm  Plaster Refinishing  Paul Briggs
     1:15 pm – 2:00 pm  Double-Hung Window Restoration

     Allen Cheynowski & Barry Casement



    Biographies of each of the seminar presenters are below:

    • Kurt Felgemacher, Felgemacher Masonry: Kurt is a Partner of Felgemacher Masonry. He is a Certified Chimney Sweep accredited by the Chimney Safety Institute of America. Kurt has been a part of the business for the last five years. His experience includes masonry restoration and rebuilding, tuck pointing, masonry waterproofing, chimney liner installation, chimney demolition, fireplace restoration and chimney sweeping. Kurt is a resident of the Elmwood Village and is a graduate of Canisius College.

    • Jeanne Kratt, Tandem Glass: Jeanne Kratt has been creating glass since 1982. A former glazier, her talents include leaded and stained glass, kiln formed glass and glass jewelry.  She takes great pride in her craftsmanship whether it is restoring an old leaded glass window, teaching students, creating a custom panel or rendering a creative piece of jewelry, her glass work is precise and one of a kind. “The excitement of working in color and texture that can be created in glass has always been fascinating to me.  I long to and recreate stained glass windows using the tedious skills of a lost art.  I feel most satisfied when I can take a frail, warped and often broken window and transform it into the great piece of art it was meant to be.”  Jeanne’s work is inspired by leaded glass from the turn of the century and Frank Lloyd Wright.  Currently, she specializes in restoration and fabrication from new panel designs for residences and commercial buildings.

    • Paul Briggs: From outside of Ithaca, Paul has performed historic restoration work on a full-time basis since 1992 with a specialty in early plaster wall restoration and refinishing as well as early paint reproduction. A 1983 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Paul has worked with many restoration architects including Crawford and Stearns of Syracuse and has performed plaster restoration in many notable historic buildings including the Hull House Museum in Lancaster and St. John’s Church in Medina.

    • Allan Cheynowski and Barry Casement, Kingswood Historic: In business since 2005, Kingswood Historic specializes in the restoration and replication of historic windows and doors with a focus on retaining architectural integrity while still incorporating modern technology.  With facilities in both Wainfleet, ON and Buffalo, NY, Kingswood Historic has had two projects awarded the New York City Lucy Moses Preservation Award.  Allan is a co-partner in the business and is responsible for engineering activities, including new product design and restoration process.  Barry is the shop foreman and is responsible for all production and restoration work.  Each has more than thirty years of experience in the window industry

    Confirmed vendors are listed below.  Additional information will be added as vendors confirm their participation!

    Vendor Name Specialty
    Archie Donoughe Sanding Inc. Hardwood floor refinishing/patching/replacement
    Briggs, Paul Plaster refinishing
    Bronschidle, Phil Custom trimwork/bookcases/radiator covers
    CIR1 Electrical wiring, solar panels
    Copper & Slate Inc. Slate and clay tile roof restoration, copper accent fabrication
    David’s Woodworking Custom cabinets and furniture
    Felgemacher Masonry Masonry and brick repair, chimney sweep
    Hertel Hardware Plumbing
    Kingswood Historic Windows & Restoration Inc. Double-hung window restoration
    PUSH Buffalo Energy audits
    Rockler Woodworking and Hardware Specialty DIY woodworking supplies and reproduction hardware
    Tandem Glass Art glass refurbishment
    Ultraglaze Tub and Tile Refinishing Clawfoot tub and pedestal sink porcelain refinishing
    Warm & Fuzzy Home Heating and Cooling HVAC

    Come for the fair and stay the afternoon in the neighborhood!  Immediately following the fair, the Darwin Martin House Complex will be hosting a Do-It-Yourself Wood Restoration seminar from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM featuring Steve Oubre, Martin House Lead Cabinet Maker.  The two-hour workshop will provide hands-on experience and professional tips on how to fix and/or restore woodwork using new and period correct materials.  Advance registration for the Martin House event is required the seminar fee is $35 for Martin House members and $45 for non-members.

    Registration and Donation Options

    $35.00 Member Registration

    $45.00 Non-Member Registration

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