Category Archives: historic preservation

Six-month review: Looking forward

Preservation Farmington was launched six months ago today. It started last fall, when several of us on the Farmington Historical Commission resigned to speak out against new city plans that threatened our downtown’s historic character. Fans of Farmington history will … Continue reading

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Practical Preservation: Energy Efficiency in the Old House

Have you ever noticed the belvedere on top of the historic Governor Warner Mansion? The second floor stairway that seems to lead nowhere actually leads to a hatch door and then up into that tiny, boxlike room. In the summer, … Continue reading

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Practical Preservation: Bringing Back Wood

Is your old house cold and drafty…but your utility bills make it look like you’re heating our Masonic Temple downtown? If so, read on. The next two Practical Preservation articles will focus on energy efficiency and the historic house. Today’s … Continue reading

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Preservation Workshops, Lecture Series Coming to Farmington

If you live in a historic district, or even in an older house, chances are that you’re there because you love the character, the atmosphere, and the ambience of a home from days gone by. As the saying goes, “They … Continue reading

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#SaveYourHD in the News

Note: As of 4/26/2016, the bill has been thrown out by the House Committee on Local Government. It may or may not be reassigned to another committee. We will continue to update this page as the issue plays out across … Continue reading

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JEOPARDIZED: Michigan Historic Districts Under Threat

Updated 4/26/2016 Good news! As of April 26, the House Committee on Local Government has tossed out HB 5232, the bill to stamp out historic districts across the state of Michigan. Representative Chatfield, the committee chair, has confirmed in a … Continue reading

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