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Historic home workshop at Lee-Fendall House

Were you inspired by our Historic Home Contest and are thinking about owning your own historic home?

Then consider stopping by the Lee-Fendall House on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon for its second workshop for prospective and current owners of historic homes.

The second session will start off with a talk by City of Alexandria architect Al Cox on the residential architectural styles found in Old Town Alexandria and the implications for their repair and management.

Becky Super, director of Prince William County’s Rippon Lodge Historic site, will follow, discussing landscaping choices for a historic house. For those who want a garden that matches their historic home, where do you draw the line between practical and purist? Learn about resources, plants for the time period, when it’s best not to do anything, realistic budgets, availability of plants and more.

The workshop will be held at Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St., Alexandria. The cost is $45. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or by calling 703-548-1789.

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.
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