The articles in the Business, Industry and Education special section in the Feb. 22 newspaper were very encouraging as to the future of our downtown historic buildings.
Hastings is a treasure trove of not only historic downtown buildings but also wonderful older homes. It should be of interest to the owners of these structures to know that the Restoration Exchange of Omaha, REO, is holding a day long Restore Nebraska conference on March 2.
The sessions cover many topics including restoring exteriors, plaster repair, basics of good commercial rehab, insulating basements and air spaces in older homes, stucco repair and repointing masonry.
The conference will be held on the Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus on U.S. 75 north of the Storz Expressway.