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Painted Shut Windows! Oh my!

The Spring Architectural Design Guidelines Clinic held on April 9th was a true “how to” clinic. Neighbors came prepared to discuss their upcoming renovation projects. To answer their questions, we had two architects, Chooch Pickard and Central Garden’s Keith Kays. We also had a preservationist, Margot Payne, who is the assistant Director of Memphis Heritage and a Central Gardens neighbor. These experts cleared up questions and offered recommendations on design, materials and the approval process. One area of interest was windows. Painted shut windows seems to be a widespread issue in the neighborhood. There is a way to hold onto your historic windows therefore adding value to your home. There are also new products on the market that may provide better insulation at a better price and, look more like wood than ever before. We plan on having a workshop on this topic soon.

Remember, Living in an historic neighborhood such as Central Gardens brings special responsibilities as well as rewards. Living in an historic neighborhood such as Central Gardens brings special responsibilities as well as rewards. Central Gardens has Architectural Design Guidelines that have been approved by the Memphis Landmarks Commission. The guidelines represent zoning policies adopted by the City of Memphis as a means to protect the unique architectural character of the neighborhood. They provide a guide for decisions concerning new construction and renovations that affect the appearance of individual properties as well as the overall character of the neighborhood.

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