Before winter set in, anyone who noticed the paint being removed from the bricks of the old 3-story building at the northeast corner of Huron Avenue and Quay Street may have gotten a twinge of excitement about it. Well, anyone who appreciates the warmth and human scale of old buildings, anyway. And excitement is justified, since the brick facade will be put back in its natural state and repointed. Plain windows that had replaced some of the original arched ones will be removed and arched ones re-integrated. Missing cornice (most of which is gone) will be replaced. (The more recent and modern treatment at the first floor will remain, however.) Continue reading
Category Archives: Preservation incentives
Myths and Benefits of Saving Places
It may not look like it initially, but the images below are high quality and can be read if selected. The original print-outs they’re from weren’t the best, however, thus the washed-out color. Better quality will be had in the future, and hopefully with a real website we will have links to these in pdf format. In the meantime, please read them and use them if you’d like. Any revised editions will be posted when they’re available. Just click on the pages to see them full-size (you’ll have to click on the image again, or use your browser’s zoom, in order to read them). Thanks!
Tax Credits that Help Restore Historic Buildings Threatened
Historic Tax Credits, granted to property owners with approved rehabilitation of historic (and in some cases, simply older) buildings, are under threat by the new administration in Washington DC. There are two very well compiled fact sheets about the Historic Tax Credit program, and I invite you to check them out (links display first authors): Historic Tax Credit Coalition and Preservation Action.