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Midcentury Building: What to do...

2012-03-15 Posted By: Patty Weaver

Do you have a building that you’re interested in preserving? Here’s where to start:

  • Commit to a blind analysis of its significance and value, whether the design is your taste or not.
  • Search your organization’s own archives for announcements related to the building. These can reveal important features.
  • Compare your building with architecture in other cities and towns. This can shed light on its design significance.
  • Research publications from the time it was built. What was being touted as new and innovative architecture, and how does your building compare?
  • Contact your state’s preservation office to help you better understand your building and its history.
  • Use your city or state’s historic resources or landmarks commissions to identify potential funding sources and the potential benefit of a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Enlist assistance from preservation architects who understand the time period. Without that expertise, you run the risk of damaging the building or making your renovation more expensive.

Have questions? Contact Treanor Preservation.