Chicago Vintage Home Series

The Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® invites you to a series of monthly workshops on the care and maintenance of your historic home.  Held at locations across Chicago, the workshops address a broad range of home improvement, historic preservation, and green building topics.  Presenters include experienced contractors, preservation experts, historians, green building consultants, and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago staff.  All workshops are FREE and open to the general public. Space is limited!  So please RSVP early.  

Upcoming Workshops

Click here to see our current rehab workshop offerings, dates, times, and locations.

Past Presentations

On occasion, the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative® will post presentations and handouts from past workshops for download.  If you don’t see a presentation you are interested in, please email to request a copy. 

Preparing Your Vintage Home for Winter

Workshop hosted by the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative and the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association in October 2011 on practical, cost-effective strategies for enhancing the comfort and energy efficiency of a vintage home while also preserving the architectural features that make it unique.  The workshop also addressed important seasonal maintenance that can improve the health, safety, and durability of a vintage home during the heating season.

Preparing Your Vintage Home For Winter 102611

Vintage Window Repair & Weatherization Resources

Broad list of resources provided to participants of "Care & Maintenance of Your Vintage Windows" workshop on Saturday, July 11th.  The list includes both how-to guidance and sources for window repair and weatherization products.