A weekly round-up of my favorite preservation related stories from around the web and in the news.
Architect Robert Verrier has helped to restore over 150 historic buildings using historic tax credits. In his post over at Preservation Nation, he discusses how historic preservation and tax credits boost the economy, encourage business, and are a savvy investment. Preservation can also buoy a community, revitalize neighborhoods, and it’s green! Be sure to check out his post to read more and to see examples of his beautiful work.
It seems like I’ve been talking a lot about public art here on Bricks + Mortar lately. Once I started thinking about its relationship to historic preservation, I just can’t stop. And I see it everywhere now. So I really loved this post over at heritagelandscapecreativity, which delves into the relationship between sculpture and archeology in Scotland. It highlights the piece, First Conundrum, based on geometrically refined neolithic Scottish stone spheres. The large scale replicas are as engaging as they are beautiful. Check it out! (See more photos here).
If you enjoyed this, this or this post about last month’s BGT deTour at Spindletop Hall, you should definitely pop over to the Kaintuckeean’s Flickr to see more photos from the behind the scenes tour!