Kim Zarney Brings Life Back to Downtown Through Restoration

""Downtowns which have a successful revamping program can expect a business increase of 25% to 27%," Zarney told us. "In Medina, the largest department store on the square saw its income double within the first three years of the project.""

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Dome of Capitol Building Undergoing Restoration

Dome of Capitol Building Undergoing Restoration

"The United States Capitol Dome, symbol of American democracy and world-renowned architectural icon, was constructed of cast iron more than 150 years ago. The Dome has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960 and due to age and weather is now plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies.

The Architect of the Capitol recently began a multi-year project to repair these deficiencies, restoring the Dome to its original, inspiring splendor and ensuring it can safely serve future generations of visitors and employees as the roof of the Capitol.

“As stewards of the Capitol for the Congress and the American people, we must conduct this critical work to save the Dome,” said Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP. “From a distance the Dome looks magnificent, thanks to the hard-work of our employees. On closer look, under the paint, age and weather have taken its toll and the AOC needs to make repairs to preserve the Dome.”"

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Links to Funding Information for Historic Preservation Projects

Links to Funding Information for Historic Preservation Projects

"Welcome to the grant and fundraising guide for historic and cultural resource preservation.  With so many resources available, our goal is to bring these great financial resources together in one place for the benefit of the preservation community. 

Unfortunately, most funding and grant programs are available for not-for-profit organizations only.  However, we have identified resources available to those seeking funding for projects related to their primary residence."

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Endangered Buildings in Atlanta, GA

Endangered Buildings in Atlanta, GA

"Many historic places throughout the City are endangered. APC's Advocacy Committee manages this list to highlight important historic buildings, districts and landscapes that are in danger due to threat of demolition, poor condition, neglect, alterations, poor maintenance, redevelopment pressures, governmental policies and regulations or lack of funds."

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List your building on the National Register of Historic Places

List your building on the National Register of Historic Places

"The National register nomination process usually starts with your State Historic Preservation Office*(SHPO). Contact your SHPO or check their web page for National Register information, research materials, and necessary forms to begin the nomination process. If the property is on federal or tribal land, then the process starts with the Federal Preservation Office or Tribal Preservation Office."

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