Preservation New Jersey periodically presents discussions of topics impacting the historic preservation field and the historic resources of New Jersey. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey through a series of lectures, tours, and other events at or about endangered places. The September Round Table took place at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, listed on the 10 Most in 2009, it is currently being maintained and cared for by Preservation New Jersey.
Renovation and Reuse: From Vacant to Vibrant
Historic buildings are vacated for many different reasons and often remain so for years before another occupant or owner comes along. During that time, these buildings may suffer from lack of maintenance, exposure to weather, and sometimes obsolescence. Reusing existing historic buildings is almost always a viable option, and a successful renovation can result in an appropriate and sustainable reoccupation of the building. During the discussion, we will explore two case studies – the 1867 Sanctuary and Rutgers University Newark Alumni Center – that demonstrate the value of reusing existing buildings and to discuss how they were transitioned from vacant to thriving in a relatively brief amount of time.
Below is a copy of the presentation given at this event:
Registration closed – this event has already occurred.
Approved for 1 AIA continuing education credit.
Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation at the door: $5 members, $10 non-members. Your generous donation helps PNJ sustain its efforts in furtherance of historic preservation in NJ.