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PMN 2015: Building Rehabilitation for Main Street

Posted byJoe Hoover on 26 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: Conference, Podcasts, Preserve MN 2015

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.

  • 1st Catherine Sandlund, Heritage Preservation Department, Minnesota Historical Society;
  • 2nd Audrey Tepper, Historical Architect, National Park Service

PMN 2015: Keynote Address

Posted byJoe Hoover on 21 Oct 2015 | Tagged as: Conference, Podcasts, Preserve MN 2015

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.