Saturday, June 1
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Check in at 2286 West 23rd Street in Kinney Heights
Over the past few decades, many period homes in the Historic West Adams District have been lovingly restored by their owners. But how did they do it? Find out on the first Saturday in June at "Before and After: Restoration Tales," when four historic homes open their doors and we share stories of their restorations, and show you some DIY restoration techniques.
Each of the featured homes had great bones, but needed someone to love and restore them. See "Before" photos of the restoration projects. Learn why one owner is "unflipping" a recently modernized bungalow, and learn how another owner peeled away stucco to reveal original wood siding and shingles.
Visitors will also be able to stop by the landmark South Seas House (the quintessential "before" story -- owned by the City but abandoned for more than a decade and eventually occupied by squatters who set it on fire; the community successfully fought to have the residence restored and turned into a public space we can all be proud of).
This is a self-guided walking tour. Advance tickets are $25, sold via Eventbrite only:
Additional tickets will be available on the day of the event for $35 (Cash or check only) at Check-In, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors close at 3 p.m.
"Before and After" will be held rain or shine; if you are unable to attend after purchasing tickets, please consider your purchase a donation to West Adams Heritage Association.
This event supports WAHA's mission to encourage and promote preservation of the community's architectural heritage, to further appreciation of cultural heritage, to educate in restoration techniques, and to support beautification efforts. Funds raised will go to WAHA's Preservation Defense Fund for preservation advocacy activities.