Is My Property Historic?
Generally, buildings over 50 years old are considered historic. This means that every year, a new batch of architecture comes under the historic umbrella. Historic integrity, along with age, is considered in order to determine the overall significance of a building. Historic integrity is the ability of a property to convey its historical associations or attributes.
Steps to Take:
- Site visit & Survey
- Research the property
- Government Records
- Architectural Design
- Evaluate architectural details
- Evaluate structural safety
Historic Integrity is determined by:
- Location: Location is the place where the historic property was constructed or the place where the historic event occurred.
- Setting: Setting is the physical environment of a historic property.
- Design: Design is the combination of elements that create the historic form, plan, space, structure, and style of a property.
- Materials: Materials are the physical elements that were combined or deposited during a particular period of time and in a particular pattern or configuration to form a historic property.
- Workmanship: Workmanship is the physical evidence of the crafts of a particular culture or people during any given period in history.
- Feeling: Feeling is a property’s expression of the aesthetic or historic sense of a particular period of time.
- Association: Association is the direct link between an important historic event or person and a historic property.