What do we mean by Preservation/Conservation?
Basically there are 3 types:
Restoring a building it its original state, using the same materials
and construction methods. Such a building is usually maintained
as a museum. Example: Old California Adobes.
Bringing some part of our colorful past into focus for the present
generation by creating a s setting typical of a bygone time.
Example: Wawona Pioneer History Center in Yosemite National Park.
- Adaptive Reuse.
Example: a bank remodeled into a restaurant. This recycling
of existing buildings is growing increasingly important:
- It revitalizes our inner cities
- it is less expensive than tearing down and rebuilding from scratch
- it is labor intensive and therefore creates jobs
- it keeps buildings on the tax rolls.
If you're a CHC member you can nominate a building or site for an award. Click here to go to the nomination form.
Simply fill out the form, press submit, and the web site will generate
a nomination form which you can print and mail to the CHC.