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Designate to Protect and Incentivize

Understanding the types of historic resources that exist in a community is the first step toward harnessing their power. Creating a National Register historic district is the next critical step. Not only are historic buildings...

ROSIN KNOWS MAIN STREET
Develop a Baseline: Survey

Rosin Preservation completed a historic resources survey of Westport, Kansas City’s oldest extant neighborhood. Settled as an outfitting stop on the Westward Trails, the area has multiple, individually-listed properties and is locally acknowledged and appreciated...

Adventures in Preservation
Missouri River Runner

A trip from Kansas City to St. Louis on Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner offered a distinct and alternative travel experience to the towns along the route. Rather than approaching from the Interstate and passing through...

In the Know
Arkansas

Thirty-five (35) states have a state historic tax credit (HTC) that can be used in tandem with the federal rehabilitation credit. Just as architecture and accents vary by state, so do historic tax credit requirements...

In the Know
Historic Structure Reports

Rehabilitating a historic building often requires a little extra care and finesse. In this series, we discuss how honoring traditional materials and construction techniques can make a building shine. This post discusses the anatomy of a...

In the Know
Texas

Thirty-four (34) states have a state historic tax credit program that can be used in tandem with the federal program. Just as architecture and accents vary by state, so do the historic tax credit programs....

Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi 7

The transoms still work! We also love the layers of wallpaper in the historic apartment spaces above a circa 1880 commercial building in Topeka, KS. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept that celebrates authenticity and finds beauty...

Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi 6

We love the light and texture in this 1913 Post Office. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept that celebrates authenticity and finds beauty in the patina of age.   ...

Wabi-Sabi
Wabi-Sabi 5

Appreciating the passage of time seen in the brick and plaster walls of the J.D. Richardson Dry Goods building in St. Joseph, Missouri. Built in 1892, the building housed the largest wholesale dry goods manufacturer...