Open to the Public
The annual Historic Properties Workshop will feature an interactive program that will take participants on a tour of two landmarked properties that have had to mitigate against the effects of rising waters. Starting at the Preservation Foundation headquarters, participants will receive a brief history of the development and topography of Golfview Road by Dr. Jane Day. Then the participants will have the opportunity to visit two landmarked properties whose owners have utilized unique engineering solutions to protect the historic buildings. At 9 Golfview Road, architect Richard Sammons, will showcase the flood gate that is designed to engage to prevent flooding within the property lines. At the Everglades Club, the lead rehabilitation team, will discuss the techniques used to raise the building in order to protect it. The workshop is limited to sixty people and no jeans of any color are permitted. Please wear sensible shoes.
For the 2018-2019 season, The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will focus five of its seasonal lectures on understanding the impacts of sea-level rise to the cultural landscape. National and local experts will focus on how changing water levels will directly transform the way we interact with the built environment. For the historic properties workshop, local experts will discuss changes in floodplain elevations in Palm Beach, and successful ways to flood-proof landmark structures.