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Preserving Character of Locally Designated Properties

  • 1.  Preserving Character of Locally Designated Properties

    Posted 09-17-2018 12:07
    Greetings,

     

    I am seeking examples of new and innovative practices for preserving the character of locally designated individual landmarks and districts.

     

    Thanks in advance!

    Jenny






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    Jenny Buddenborg, Senior City Planner
    Landmark Preservation
    City and County of Denver
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  • 2.  RE: Preserving Character of Locally Designated Properties

    Posted 09-18-2018 10:02
    Jenny,
    When you talk about character, are you looking more into things like the architecture and physical structure or more interpretive experiences, like visitor experience?
    The Forum blog has a lot of examples of the later -- I was just reading this one about Lincoln's Cottage yesterday (mainly bc I'm running a 5K there this weekend and sending out information to my running colleagues about the site!) But it talks about seeking qualitative experiences from visitors rather than just the hard facts (# of visitors, duration of visit, etc) to lead to a better visitor experience. (Proving the Power of Place: President Lincoln's Visitor Impact Study).
    Hope that helps a little!
    Thanks,
    Colleen

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    Colleen Danz
    Forum Marketing Manager
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC
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