Historic Preservation

Mural Painting In His Honor
12:28 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Downtown Burlington Building Honors Former Resident

Mural painting on the Preservation Station building.
Credit Heritage Trust

A nonprofit group in Burlington is promoting building restoration and preservation and has dedicated a mural to a former board member.

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Reversing Deed
11:25 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Keokuk : No Interest in Building

601 Blondeau in Keokuk

Keokuk no longer wants to own a downtown building that it never meant to own.

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Facade Alteration Denied
1:27 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Historic District Dilemmas for Macomb

Purdum Electric at 113 South Side Square
Rich Egger

Macomb's downtown historic district presents the city with a chance to show off something unique. It also presents some challenges.

The big challenge facing aldermen this week concerned the level of oversight the city should have when building owners want to make changes to their facades.

Ron Purdum asked the city for permission to cover the seven-foot tall windows on the second floor of his building at 113 South Side Square.

“I see nothing wrong with it,” Purdum told aldermen. “It would eliminate the glass breakage. It would eliminate the heat loss or most of it.”

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Historic Preservation Month
7:30 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Emphasis – May 11

Jason Parrott’s guest is Steve Frevert, who is the Executive Director of Downtown Partners, the Chairman of Burlington’s Historic Preservation Commission, and a board member of Historic Trust.

Frevert says organizations from across the country are using the month of May to celebrate and promote historic preservation efforts.  He defines the practice as the recognition of historic assets within a community.

An example is the effort to develop a new historic district in Burlington.

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