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Why promote and advocate for the rehabilitation of your community’s downtown buildings? What are some examples of good rehabilitation that you can share with your building owners? What are some potential pitfalls to a good rehabilitation? In this presentation, you will find the answer to these questions and more. Learn about the benefits of rehabilitation on Main Street to property owners, building owners, and the community. See some great examples of successful rehabilitation on Main Street and learn how to appropriately incorporate change into historic main street buildings. This session is great for anyone who is interested in the success of their downtown district.
2016 will be a seminal year in the life of historic preservation. The National Historic Preservation Act turns 50, offering us an opportunity for reflection and a chance to consider what we might want our own contribution to the history of preservation to say about who we are and what we valued. Susan West Montgomery, Vice President for Preservation Resources at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will consider the impulses and advocacy efforts that brought the Act to life and discuss the role we might play in its evolution.
Rehabilitating and adapting historic buildings for new uses can create conflicts between code requirements (and officials) and preservation ordinances and guidelines. This session will provide strategies towards creating a successful collaboration between all the stakeholders including the code official, the preservation commission, the building owner, and the designers. Case studies will be used to illustrate successful projects that met the intent of the applicable codes while still preserving the historic fabric of the buildings.
Presenters: Laura Faucher, AIA, Preservation Design Works; Glen Bergstrand, Supervisor, MN State Fire Marshal Division; Dan Callahan, Supervisor, Plan Review, Community Planning & Economic Development, City of Minneapolis; Richard Dana, Commissioner, St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission
With brushes and backhoes, archaeologists document the locations of former buildings. What can their work tell us about structures that were once part of our communities? How can archaeology inform our understanding and interpretation of existing historic buildings? Using examples from Minnesota excavations, this presentation will demonstrate the preservation benefits of doing the archaeology of architecture
Presenter: Michelle Terrell, Two Pines Resource Group, Shafer, MN
Some people assume preservation means freezing a building in time, but many property owners know that restoring a building often requires making changes. This can mean replacing a missing detail, building an addition, or retrofitting for energy conservation. These, and other changes, are essential in maintaining our historic districts and for keeping historic buildings in active service. The key is to make these changes while preserving those features that contribute to a property’s significance. How can property owners make design decisions that will meet new functional needs and preserve our historic properties? Noré Winter, a principal with Winter & Company, Boulder, Colorado asks that we refocus the definition of “preservation,” and provides case studies for what that means.
This session will help preservationists, planners, managers and others become acquainted with the nuances of architectural style in order to be able to recognize key features in the field. It will explain how common, vernacular forms were distributed via pattern books, and describe styles from the Pre-Victorian, Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Modern eras.
Audio of the complete session including panel discussion with questions.
Social media increases the ability to communicate with the public through the Internet. Popular social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are easily accessible, simple to use and free. This panel presentation will explore how these media are being used through social networking to promote the cause of preservation.