Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30 – 8:30PM
830 E Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Join Preservation New Jersey and the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission for a discussion of topics impacting the historic preservation field and the historic resources of Southern New Jersey.
Hot topics include:
- Matthew R. Litt, Esq., Pasternock Apell, PC
Camden City and Gentrification: Development at the Cost of Community Identity?: Despite being identified as “among the most architecturally distinguished early twentieth century school buildings in the state” by the State Historic Preservation Office, the Camden High School is currently being demolished to make room for a $133 million high school construction project. The influx of interest and new development within Camden is spotlighting the challenges of rapid development being unresponsive to the interests and identity of local communities. Camden epitomizes this challenge, with a deficiency of historic sites representing the African-American and historically immigrant communities of the city.
- Janet L. Sheridan. Principal, Down Jersey Heritage Research, LLC
Patterned Brick Architecture: The Need for Documentation of South Jersey Resources: Patterned brick houses are made with various patterns in the brickwork accentuated by the vitrified color contrast resulting from the brickmaking process. A largely colonial period of design, South Jersey contains the highest concentration of such architecture in the United States. With over 350 individual pattern brick structures identified to date, a surprising number of these examples are no longer extant and many more are currently threatened.
- Michael C. Henry, PE, AIA, Watson & Henry Associates, Preservation Architects & Engineers
Rising Tides and Climate Change: An Existing and Future Threat to South Jersey’s Historic Resources: With sea levels expected to rise 3 to 5 feet by the end of the century and with ever more damaging and intense storms and rainfall, many historic resources which have survived hurricanes, floods and more over centuries are now experiencing threats they may not be able to survive. Flooding basements and mechanical systems, saltwater intrusion, and tides rising above historical high-points require new standards for resiliency of historic resources which raise fundamental questions of a buildings historical integrity. This challenge is particularly prescient to New Jersey, as sea level rise is happening faster for the state due to the added attribute of land subsidence (sinking).
This event is possible due to the generous support of: