Landscape Preservation Explored in September Workshop

Landscapes – composed of structures, vegetation, paths and roads, and viewsheds – are constantly changing and always evolving. In the context of these challenges, how is such a resource preserved if it changes? This and questions related to landscape preservation will be discussed over the course of two-days in September at the Blandwood Carriage House…

A World of Architecture in One Building

The L. Richardson Preyer Federal Courthouse, located at the intersection of West Market and North Eugene streets in downtown Greensboro, stands among the most celebrated examples of Art Deco architecture in North Carolina. Featuring Ionic columns, a grand frieze, and a raised piano nobile (second floor), this building looked to classic Roman, Egyptian, and Mayan architecture for inspiration.…

Preservation, Rehabilitation, or Restoration?

For those interested in preserving historic sites and structures, the field can be a confusing place with advanced concepts, ambiguous legal terminology, and daunting acronyms. Is it appropriate to use terms such as preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction interchangeably? What do common terms such as certified/certification, historic period, contributing resource, character-defining feature, and National Register…