The Decatur Old House Fair in Decatur, Georgia


The Decatur Old House Fair will return in 2016! Stay tuned in for updates and take a peek at the 2014 Decatur Old House Fair line-up below.

Sessions run from 10 am to 4 pm with a mid-point break for visiting with our exhibitors, grabbing a bite in downtown Decatur or sampling the wares from the WOW food truck parked just outside the conference center entrance.

Swanton Amphitheater

10 am-noon Historic Wood Window Workshop
Sandy Crowe, master craftsman, Crowe Development Corporation

2-4 pm Historic Wood Window Workshop repeats

Mary Gay C

10-11:30 am The Goldilocks Chair: Selecting Right-Sized Furniture for Your Older Home
Wallace Bryan and Lisa Turner, Trinity Mercantile & Design

1-2:30 pm Period Kitchens for Older Homes
Heather Shuster, project development director, Renewal Design-Build

2:45-4 pm The Architecture and Career of Leila Ross Wilburn, Georgia’s Second Woman Architect
Randall Zaic, Zaic & Associates Architects

Mary Gay D

10-11:30 am Creating a Maintenance Plan for Your House
Laura Drummond, preservation consultant, Atlanta Preservation Associates

1-2:30 pm Reviving Old House Chimneys and Fireplaces
Phillip Raines, master craftsman

2:45-4 pm Creating a Master Plan for Your Landscape
Deanna Pope-Ozio and Paul Ozio, landscape architects, Pope Ozio & Associates, Inc.

Henry Oliver F

9:30-11 am pm Energy Efficiency Updates for Older Homes
Joe Thomas, home performance consultant, general manager, Renewal System Solutions

1-2:30 pm Storm Windows for Old Houses
Bill Clark, architect, Stevens & Wilkinson

2:45-4 pm In Over My Head! DIY or Hire a Pro: How to Know
Peter Michelson, Renewal Design Build
Russ Carnes, Earth Sky Builders

Henry Oliver E

9:30-10 am The Smart Home
Bobby Wilbanks, Source 1 Solutions

10:15-10:45 am Insuring Your Historic Home
Carmel Booth, Booth Insurance Group

11-11:30 am The Big Flush! A Q&A on Plumbing Pitfalls in Older Homes
Michelle Cary, M.Cary and Daughters

11:45 am-12:15 pm Re-Learning This Old House
Dan Curl, Comprehensive Home Inspections, Inc.

1-1:30 pm Historic Tree Care and Maintanence
Mark Livingston, Arborguard

1:45-2:15 pm Researching Your House History
Kenneth Thomas Jr., professional historian and genealogist

2:30-3 pm Spending Money Wisely: Saving Money and Financing Dream Projects
Greg Russell, Private Bank of Decatur and Denise Pajak, Private Mortgage Solutions

Avondale Room

9:30-10 am The American Small House
Amber Rhea, preservation planner

10-10:45 am The American Small House: Sensitive Additions
Stacie Monroe, architectural designer, re:FORM, Inc.

11-11:30 am Aging in Place
Peter Michelson, Renewal Design-Build, certified aging-in-place specialist

11:45 am-12:15 pm Plaster Repair
Jim Fuller, contractor extraordinaire

12:30-1 pm Lunch and Learn: Painting 101 and Choosing Interior and Exterior Paint Colors
Ramon De Sanchez, Sherwin-Williams