An article by David Shribman in the Winter 2013 Notre Dame Magazine discusses the challenges to our community in the 21st century. He postulates that “[t]he principal challenge facing the United States in the second decade of the 21st century is to adjudicate between the two social goods of conviction and compromise….” If this is… Continue reading Sustaining Our 21st Century Community Through Preservation
When you evaluate the integrity of a building, and think about whether it’s in good enough shape to convey its significance, to whom do you imagine it conveying that significance? Or, of course, failing to convey it? Having served on Landmarks Commissions and other preservation related groups for nearly 10 years now, I find that… Continue reading To whom are we conveying the significance of an historic structure?
The emergency stabilization measures for the Martindale-Kvisvik Chicken House, Barn and garage have been completed. Richaven worked in cooperation with the contractor to design the cost efficient stabilization measures in time to prevent further deterioration from the winter weather. The project was completed under budget and gives hope that the structures will survive until they… Continue reading Martindale-Kvisvik Chicken House Emergency Stabilization Complete!