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By Lou Ann Lindblade
The Creation of Sioux City, Iowa's, largest public-use Prairie Style building was not a foregone conclusion when a new Woodbury Courthouse was being planned in 1914. The building, considered today to be one of the 100 most outstanding architectural structures in the U.S., came about through an inspired act of professional respect, a bait-and-switch of plans, and the polictical and economic lure of using locally maufactured brick and the labor of local bricklayers... read more here. Published in American Bungalow Magazine
This article addresses the economic factors that one should consider when looking at buying a home or structure that is of historic nature. The article has information regarding Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, Historic Resource Development Program (HRDP), Historic Site Preservation Grants (HSPG), The Temporary Historic Property Tax Exemption, National Trust Preservation Fund, and The National Trust Loan Fund. Finally, it addresses the Myths, Misconceptions, and Realities of the National Register Designations carry with them. To read the whole article click here...
The character of older and historic homes are often defined by their windows, whether and 1880 Queen Anne or a 1950's Split-Level. While hey vary in size, shape, materials, and proportion, windows also give scale to a house and provide depth... Continue Reading