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Symposium on Historic Preservation

Our Housing and Neighborhood Development Office will be hosting a public symposium on Historic Preservation in Bloomington.  Here’s the announcement:

We all need to feel a part of our community and to feel the link between the generations who created our town. This session of the 2011 Leadership Series will feature the neighbors who have lead their communities toward Conservation or Historic District status, and illustrate how historic preservation has created stability, value and relationships among residents.  Participants are encouraged to bring items that have been found in their home or yard for “show and tell.”  For most of us, historic preservation is as much a personal journey as it is a series of regulations. Come share the stories of your own restoration and discoveries, learn how to research your home and how to ensure your neighborhood’s continued success.

  • Historic District, Conservation District or Demolition Delay-One size does Not fit all.
  • Meet neighbors who have been involved in petitions for historic or conservation district status who can answer questions about the process and its results.
  • Learn how landmark projects, like Paris Dunning law offices or the old Banneker School, can create a focal point for your neighborhood.

Historic Preservation-“THE TIME TESTED WAY TO RECYCLE YOUR COMMUNITY”

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011, 7 TO 9 P.M. IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER OF CITY HALL

Nancy Hiestand, HAND Program Manger, who is organizing this session, states “Historic preservation is one of the enduring popular movements of the 20th century. This workshop will explore our fascination with historic preservation and provide information about the local tools we can use to assist historic neighborhoods.”  Several neighborhood activists and experienced researchers including Veda Stanfield, William Coulter, and Commissioners Sandra Clothier and Danielle Bachant-Bell will be available to conduct more directed conversations.

Speak with HAND will offer a drawing for a free Home Energy Audit to one of the participants in each session!

For more information contact Vickie Provine provinev@bloomington.in.gov or call 349-3505.

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